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ERIC Number: EJ940129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Modifying Anti-Bullying Programs to Include Students with Disabilities
Raskauskas, Juliana; Modell, Scott
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v44 n1 p60-67 Sep-Oct 2011
"Bullying" is defined as any aggressive behavior with the intent to harm that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. Bullying is identified as one of the most predominant problems faced by children in the United States education system, as well as one of the most significant health risks to children. Exactly how prevalent this issue is among students with disabilities is unclear because research focusing on this cohort is limited. However, most experts agree that children with disabilities are harassed by peers at higher rates than their peers without disabilities. Students with disabilities have the right to learn in a safe environment. Existing anti-bullying programs have largely ignored students with disabilities as being key stakeholders in the whole-school approach. However, existing programs can easily be modified to include students with disabilities in needs assessment, program components, and delivery of the program content. This information can be helpful to schools that are looking for ways to reduce bullying among students with disabilities. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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