ERIC Number: ED509992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Bullying: A Handbook for Educators and Parents
Rivers, Ian; Duncan, Neil; Besag, Valerie E.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
"Bullying: A Handbook for Educators and Parents" offers a comprehensive exploration of the bullying within public schools, drawing upon research conducted in the United States, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, and Canada. It offers insights into the immediate and long-term impact bullying can have upon the lives of students, their families, and teachers. It offers parents useful tips for working proactively with school administrators to resolve bullying issues, and it provides teachers with materials that facilitate a better understanding of the social dynamics of the classroom, hallways, and playground. In addition, the handbook offers administrators a quick, no-nonsense guide to recent state and federal statutes, directives, and legislation relating to bullying and antisocial behavior in grades K-12. The book is divided into four sections providing a review of research on bullying behavior and an understanding of the dynamics of the classroom through the media of sexual bullying, homophobic bullying, and the challenges faced by parents of students who have special needs. Guidance is offered on the immediate and long-term effects of bullying and ways in which parents can engage proactively with schools to ensure that their child is supported in finding a way out. Finally, the authors ask key questions that parents and educators should consider when working to stop bullying in schools. Contents of this book include: (1) General Introduction, which consists of (a) Introduction: Bullying, What Is It?; (b) Understanding Bullies and Victims; and (c) Institutional Factors in Bullying; (2) Advice for Educators, which consists of (a) Gender, Sexuality and Bullying in Schools; (b) Homophobic Bullying; (c) Special Needs and Bullying; and (d) Challenging Bullying Behavior in Schools: Current Approaches; (3) Advice for Parents, which consists of (a) Immediate and Long-Term Effects of Bullying; and (b) Working with Schools: A Guide for Parents; and (4) The Way Ahead, which consists of (a) Beyond Childish Antics.
Descriptors: Bullying, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Sexuality, Guides, Public Schools, Parent School Relationship, Parent Materials, Educational Resources, Classroom Environment, School Law, Administrators, Teachers, Special Needs Students, Gender Issues, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Sexual Harassment, Homosexuality, Social Bias, Social Environment
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United Kingdom; United States