ERIC Number: EJ707447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-22
Reference Count: 17
Confronting Social Exclusion and Bullying
Childhood Education, v81 n1 p32-L Fall 2004
Peer support--or rejection--is a powerful social force. Socially accepted children have high self-esteem and self-confidence; enjoy the company of others; and have mutual loyalty, respect, trust, and support. Children who are rejected by peers are often disliked and ignored. Rejected children are perceived to be aggressive in peer interactions and demonstrate inappropriate social responses. The effects of peer status is harmful both to children who are rejected and to those who reject them: Such social dynamics are minimized in a classroom community where children demonstrate caring, inclusiveness, and empathy. This article provides suggestions on how teachers can establish classroom strategies to create a climate that allows others to diminish the occurrence of bullying.
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Social Isolation, Bullying, Classroom Techniques, Self Esteem, Rejection (Psychology), Empathy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia