Understanding bullying : anti-bullying school policy development : school bullying prevention and interventions through the fostering of positive school culture

Tapp, Rose Marie (2002) Understanding bullying : anti-bullying school policy development : school bullying prevention and interventions through the fostering of positive school culture. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper folio is to provide a resource for educators to combat bullying in their schools. Dealing with bullying can be very frustrating. Learning that there are effective preventative measures and interventions that can be applied to counter bullying is extremely encouraging. -- Understanding the complexities of bullying is a first step in beginning the fight. It is important for educators to understand the bully's view of the world as well as the victim's perspective so that they can in turn attempt to tackle the problem. Research also suggests that establishing an anti-bullying policy is essential to bullying prevention and intervention. An understanding of the policy development process is critical in establishing a successful policy that will endure. Central to the literature on policy development is the necessity to involve all stakeholders. But policies cannot exist in isolation. Policies must become an integral part of the school culture. Nurturing an anti-bullying culture can be achieved in a variety of ways such as through the physical environment, a cooperative curriculum, the peer group, teacher interventions and community involvement. Schools have an important role to play in taking up the challenge of tackling bullying.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1582
Item ID: 1582
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 73-75
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 2002
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Bullying--Prevention; Aggressiveness in children; School discipline; Conflict management

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