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ERIC Number: ED495341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug-18
Pages: 248
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-41291-571-7
School Bullying: Tools for Avoiding Harm and Liability
McGrath, Mary Jo
Corwin Press
Every hour of every day, students experience bullying and harassment at school by their peers. The immediate and long-term impact on the victims' learning capabilities, emotional health, and self-esteem is staggering. " School Bullying: Tools for Avoiding Harm and Liability" tackles this critical problem with an easy-to-use framework that guides educators in using constructive thinking, listening, and speaking to take effective action. The McGrath SUCCEED System outlined in this excellent text offers school leaders tools to create lasting, legally based, and ethically sound approaches to dealing with, and preventing, bullying in schools. This proven method covers both the content and context of bullying. The following issues are addressed: (1) Distinguishing bullying from acceptable student behavior; (2) Applying legally appropriate procedures and maintaining proper documentation; (3) Acting with honesty, compassion, and accountability; (4) Fostering trust, respect, understanding, and a commitment to growth; and (5) Offering practices that put fundamental ethical principles into action. This resource is vital to all schools, providing not only step-by-step procedures but also practical tools for investigating bullying situations and communicating effectively with students, parents, teachers, staff, and the community. This book begins with a Preface and About the Author. It is divided into four parts, and each part contains a Summary and Conclusion. They are: Part I: Fact, Myth and Impact; Part II: The Legal Context of Bullying; Part III: Legally Sound and Principled-Based Action; and Part IV: Resources. Also includes a Bibliography and Index.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Language: English
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