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Bullying in Secondary Schools
What It Looks Like and How To Manage It

First Edition


October 2003 | 255 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This is a worthwhile read and many of the ideas could well be used in schools to address the issues of bullying. There is something for everyone in the book, and it should be on any reading list for student teachers and certainly for the senior manager with responsibility for pastoral systems in every school' - Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties

`This book is a must for all teachers in secondary school throughout the country. The value of this book lies in the potential for its application in a realistic school setting by staff from the head teacher, to teachers, to pupils and all those who are in the school environment' - Dr L F Lowenstein, Clinical and Educational Psychologist

`The authors of this book adopt a new approach to dealing with bullying. Instead of discussing how often it occurs, who bullies and who is bullied, they see bullying as part of a social dynamic and unsafe school culture. This book is an essential practical guide to dealing with bullying for teachers, teachers trainers, counsellors, pupil and families' - Childright

`This book is an important and comprehensive resource dealing with school bullying issues in a practical way, with strategies designed to be used easily in the classroom. It gives valuable advice to teachers on dealing with bullies in the most effective way, using victims and bystanders as part of the solution. It should be required reading in every secondary school' - Liz Carnell, Director, Bullying Online

This book is a practical guide to dealing with bullying in secondary schools. The authors present what we know about bullying, describe development issues for adolescence and discuss the social context of the school. They analyze key features of healthy and unhealthy schools, and set out a whole school approach to bullying and other social problems that arise in the secondary school. The authors show that by empowering the bystanders through providing effective teacher support, much of the bullying can be stopped at an early age and a healthy and safe school can be created. Their suggestions are based on student-centred responses and on programmes developed specifically to deal with bullying.

This book is written especially for secondary school teachers, administrators and students, and the families and caregivers of the students. It is also for those who train teachers, for counsellors and for educators at all levels.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
 
What We Know About Bullying in Secondary Schools
 
Adolescence: `It was the Best of Times; It was the Worst of Times'
 
The Social Climate of the Secondary School
 
PART TWO: WHY `BAD' THINGS HAPPEN TO `GOOD' SCHOOLS
 
Let's Be Honest about What Schools Do
 
How Teachers Contribute to a Bullying Culture
 
Parents, the Other Victims
 
PART THREE: MAKING THE WHOLE SCHOOL SAFE
 
Developing a Whole School Approach
 
The Power of the Bystanders
 
Authoritative Teaching Practice
 
PART FOUR: THE SAFE SCHOOL IN ACTION
 
What to Do When Bullying Happens
 
Using the Curriculum to Understand and Deal With Bullying: `In the Cafeteria'
 
Harnessing Student Leadership
 
Experiential Learning through Social Theatre
 
Supporting Students Through Peer Mentoring
 
Changing the Social Dynamic: The No Blame Approach

Demonstrating how empowering bystanders, and enlisting effective teacher support, combined with suggestions based on student-centered responses, and a profile of negative as well as positive responses parents may encounter when they confront school personnel about bullying, Bullying in Secondary Schools is strongly recommended and timely reading.

Midwest Book Review, April 2004

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