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ERIC Number: EJ1203537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Bullying, Bystanders, and Books
Fair, Ginni; Florell, Dan
Middle School Journal, v50 n1 p12-23 2019
Despite the use of various anti-bullying programs, bullying continues to plague middle schools. However, there is an approach to bullying that complements other programs and can be easily integrated into course curriculum. This approach uses young adult novels to encourage adolescents to use perspective taking and empathy building through intentional class texts, activities, and discussion. It will empower adolescent bystanders to intervene when bullying occurs. Young adolescents are particularly well suited for this approach due to their cognitive and social development, as they are beginning to understand concepts at a deeper level and from multiple perspectives. Various examples of texts that can be used with this approach are provided as are ways to encourage discussion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A