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Practical Approaches to Bullying

1st Edition

Edited by Peter K. Smith, David Thompson


164 pages

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Originally published in 1991, this book is about bullying and victimisation in children and young people, and ways of dealing with it. With the exception of Chapter 13 which is related to experiences of bullying within the borstal system, superseded by Youth Custody and more recently the Unified Custodial Sentence, it is about bullying in schools.

The aim of this book is to help teachers, school governors, and parents work towards reducing the effects of behaviour which can, at worst, blight the lives of victims into adulthood and encourage antisocial and violent behaviour in those who get away with bullying.

Table of Contents

Contributors. Foreword. 1. Dealing with Bully/Victim Problems in the UK Peter K. Smith and David Thompson Part 1: Classroom Based Approaches in Schools 2. Bullying: Towards a Non-Violent Sanctions Policy Pat Foster and David Thompson 3. Developing a School Court as a Means of Addressing Bullying in Schools Joan Brier and Yvette Ahmad 4. The Use of Victim Support Groups Tiny Arora 5. Dealing with Bullying in a Special Needs Unit Doris West Part 2: Using Story and Drama 6. ‘The Heartstone Odyssey’: Exploring the Heart of Bullying Angela M. Horton 7. A Practical Approach through Drama and Workshops Francis Gobey 8. The Use of Theatre Workshop and Role Play in PSE in a Secondary School Chris Housden Part 3: LEA Initiatives 9. The North-East Derbyshire Bullying Project: A Multi-Disciplinary Support Network Martin Wilkinson and Simon Priest 10. A Survey Service for Schools on Bully/Victim Problems Yvette Ahmad, Irene Whitney and Peter Smith 11. Developing a Coordinated Approach on Bullying/Victim Problems Nottinghamshire Education Committee Part 4: Bullying in Residential Settings 12. Limiting Bullying in Residential Care Norman Elliott and David Thompson 13. The Prevention of Bullying Among Incarcerated Delinquents Barry J. McGurk and Cynthia McDougall Conclusions 14. Effective Action Against Bullying – the Key Problems David Thompson and Peter K. Smith. References. Index.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Behavioral Management
EDUCATION / Violence & Harassment