ERIC Number: EJ926277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
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Managing Bullying in Politically Charged Climates
Trump, Kenneth S.
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v76 n9 p9-11 May 2011
Educators, school safety experts, and anti-bullying advocates typically agree that bullying is a serious issue. They also agree that anti-bullying strategies should be an integral component of a school's safety plan. However, differences remain in how bullying should be addressed. Those differences have become magnified as bullying has become an increasingly politicized issue. Mix in media hysteria on bullying and teen suicide issues, and educators find their efforts to address bullying challenged by distorted public perceptions and politically driven, overreaching, and overly prescriptive outside mandates on bullying issues.
Descriptors: Bullying, School Safety, Educational Environment, Political Issues, Public Opinion, Mental Health, Student Needs, School Security, Civil Rights, Law Enforcement, Classroom Techniques
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