ERIC Number: ED419273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
The Bullying Prevention Handbook: A Guide for Principals, Teachers, and Counselors.
Hoover, John H.; Oliver, Ronald
To help educators deal with "bullying" problems, intervention strategies are presented in this handbook. It focuses on the insidious day-to-day teasing and harassment typical of bullying and serves as a resource for addressing "bully/victim" problems during the pre-adolescent and adolescent years. Research has shown that the middle-school years are the worst years in terms of the intensity of bullying. The book addresses the problem beginning with family dynamics, the classroom environment, and the overall culture of the school. Tools for intervening are provided, many of which have application beyond the school. The middle school and high school years are an ideal time for intervention since students are developmentally ready to conceptualize and deal with these issues. Furthermore, teachers and coaches are in optimal roles to influence adolescent peer groups in positive, healthy directions; classroom discussions can be directed toward developing abstract thinking and idealism, making these years the most appropriate for moving from prevention efforts to a strong antibullying campaign. (Contains a resource guide, a reading list, and a solution-focused techniques for building empathy and compassion in children.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Bullying, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Influence, Guidelines, Policy Formation, Prevention, Program Descriptions, School Policy, School Security, Student Behavior, Violence
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Counselors; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Educational Service, Bloomington, IN.