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Bullying Interventions in Schools: Six Basic Approaches

ISBN: 978-1-118-34588-7
184 pages
October 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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Outlines the existing methods used to address bullying in school, describing when and how each method can be best applied.
  • Addresses the six major methods of bullying intervention
  • Critically explores the rationale, strengths, and limitations of each intervention
  • Evaluates efficacy and applicability of each intervention for different bullying situations encountered in the school setting
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Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Part 1 Interventions in Perspective 1

1 The Current Situation 3

2 A Brief Background to School Bullying 14

3 Preparing to Intervene 25

Part 2 Methods of Intervention in Cases of Bullying 35

4 The Traditional Disciplinary Approach 37

5 Strengthening the Victim 51

6 Mediation 64

7 Restorative Justice 74

8 The Support Group Method (Formerly the No Blame Approach) 86

9 The Method of Shared Concern 96

Part 3 The Choice of Intervention Method 109

10 The School and the Community 111

11 Choosing a Method 116

12 Backdrop and Beyond 139

Appendices 144

A Handling Bullying Questionnaire with Results 144

B Exercise on Fogging 149

References 151

Index 161

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Author Information

Ken Rigby is an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Australia. He is a leading international researcher in the area of bullying in schools, having published five books on the subject and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles. He has ten years' experience as a school teacher, has been an educational consultant for departments of education and schools, and a speaker at conferences and workshops on school bullying around the world. His wide-ranging experience has enabled him to make many significant contributions to the problem of reducing bullying in schools.
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“In the current explosion of books on bullying, there is not another book that provides such a broad and careful review of options for educators…this book greatly expands the set of tools from which a teacher or other educator can draw. I cannot praise this book highly enough.”—Sheri Bauman, Ph.D. Director, School Counseling Program, University of Arizona

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