ERIC Number: EJ1069485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 88
Improving Anti-Bullying Initiatives: The Role of an Expanded Research Agenda
Ertesvåg, Sigrun K.
Journal of Educational Change, v16 n3 p349-370 Aug 2015
Bullying is one of the most challenging issues facing students and schools worldwide. The disastrous consequences for victims and offenders are experienced daily by teachers and students and documented by numerous studies. The demand for evidence-based practice (EBP) in schools' anti-bullying work has increased in the last decade, consequently evoking considerable debate. Traditionally, evaluations of EBP and evidence-based preventive programs have addressed the impact on outcomes that are measured according to a hierarchy of evidence. The question of "What works?" is only one question among many that are relevant to policy makers and practitioners. The author suggests broadening the approaches to evaluation by developing a knowledge base grounded in research methods and strategies that give voice to the participants as well as provide sound empirical evidence of causal relationships. Research on anti-bullying interventions provides insight into the debate surrounding EBP in general.
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Program Improvement, Research Needs, Evidence, Best Practices, Educational Policy, Outcomes of Treatment, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Change Strategies, Participatory Research, Causal Models, Agenda Setting
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