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ERIC Number: EJ1001157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Resolution on Confronting Bullying and Harassment
English Journal, v101 n6 p16-17 Jul 2012
Consistent with National Council of Teachers of English's (NCTE's) commitment to establishing and maintaining equitable school practices, this resolution builds on the 2010 NCTE Resolution on Social Justice in Literacy Education--in particular, the efforts to support teaching about "social injustice and discrimination in all its forms." NCTE urge (1) all teachers to cultivate classrooms that are safe environments where students can learn free from fear; (2) all school staff as well as students to take the appropriate action when they witness bullying in any of its forms; (3) English language arts educators (K-12) to explore the thousands of books and digital and multi-modal sources containing the theme of bullying and harassment and to use these sources in their classrooms to discuss and confront bullying; (4) English language arts educators to use their unique roles as teachers of discourse to engage students in speaking and writing about bullying, including articulating their experiences and clarifying their values; (5) teacher educators to provide professional development opportunities that help teachers foster a respectful, empathetic, and socially-just classroom, thereby enabling all students to reach their full potential; and (6) continued advocacy for teachers who integrate prevention measures into their curriculum, often at significant personal and professional risk.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A