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ERIC Number: ED379538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 85
Abstractor: N/A
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Developing Student's Knowledge, Intervention Skills, and a Willingness To Participate in Decreasing School Bullying: A Secondary School's Use of the Curriculum Approach.
Young, Gordon H.
Due to the increase in the number of non-physical bullying incidents observed by both teachers and administrators throughout the last year at a high-school, students were becoming so intimidated by other students that they were unwilling to even speak up about or report any such incidents to school administrators. A strategy was designed and implemented to increase students' knowledge about bullying, their skill levels and willingness to participate in a student-run bullying prevention program. The strategy utilized a pre- and post-survey to assess the changes in students' perceptions and fundamental beliefs. In between those surveys 10 half-hour classroom sessions were presented including lectures, presentations, and hands-on demonstrations to inform students and provide a safe place for them to practice bullying prevention. The responses of the students were positive with respect to their answers. Answers indicated that the strategy had provided a challenge to the students' beliefs and they were now much more informed about what behaviors may constitute a bullying act. Students learned how one can safely intervene or report a bullying incident they might witness. As a result, the students were much more willing to participate in both helping to write a school policy on bullying or intimidation and helping to participate in developing a school bullying prevention program. (Author/RB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Language: English
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