Bullying in Secondary Schools : What It Looks Like and How To Manage It.

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Author / Creator:Sullivan, Keith.
Imprint:London : SAGE Publications, 2003.
Description:1 online resource (273 pages)
Subject:Bullying in schools.
Bullying in schools - Prevention.
Bullying in schools -- Prevention.
Bullying in schools.
High school environment.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10369960
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Other authors / contributors:Cleary, Mark.
Sullivan, Ginny.
ISBN:9780857021816 108 (NL)
Notes:Description based upon print version of record.
Other form:Print version: Sullivan, Keith Bullying in Secondary Schools : What It Looks Like and How To Manage It London : SAGE Publications,c2003 9780761941927
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The authors begin with theoretical reviews of bullying and adolescent development, followed by descriptions of educational settings and how school personnel may unintentionally contribute to a bullying culture. The "whole-school" approach is presented as a comprehensive system for counteracting the bullying culture. The approach is described in detail, using case studies for illustration of major principles and techniques. The "no blame" approach is prescribed for teachers and other school personnel, and step-by-step instructions are provided for setting up a "safe school" in both policy and procedure. Techniques for working with students are incorporated into existing curricula, and specific techniques using the peer group and experiential learning are presented in detail. For example, bystanders to the bullying problem are taught to become involved via leadership seminars, and "Social Theater" role plays are used to enhance empathy and support for victims. Instructions for setting up a peer mentoring program from initial training through ongoing maintenance are also included. Examples of questionnaires, worksheets, and school policy documents are included in appendixes. This is an invaluable resource for professionals interested in preventing or decreasing the incidence of bullying in educational settings. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduate collections and above. M. F. Russo Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

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