Acting to Manage Conflict and Bullying Through Evidence-Based Strategies

  • Bruce Burton
  • Margret Lepp
  • Morag Morrison
  • John O'Toole

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Bruce Burton, Margret Lepp, Morag Morrison, John O’Toole
    Pages 1-7
  3. Bruce Burton, Margret Lepp, Morag Morrison, John O’Toole
    Pages 9-22
  4. Bruce Burton, Margret Lepp, Morag Morrison, John O’Toole
    Pages 23-35
  5. Bruce Burton, Margret Lepp, Morag Morrison, John O’Toole
    Pages 37-57
  6. Bruce Burton, Margret Lepp, Morag Morrison, John O’Toole
    Pages 59-78
  7. Bruce Burton, Margret Lepp, Morag Morrison, John O’Toole
    Pages 79-98
  8. Bruce Burton, Margret Lepp, Morag Morrison, John O’Toole
    Pages 99-117
  9. Bruce Burton, Margret Lepp, Morag Morrison, John O’Toole
    Pages 119-141
  10. Bruce Burton, Margret Lepp, Morag Morrison, John O’Toole
    Pages 143-154
  11. Bruce Burton, Margret Lepp, Morag Morrison, John O’Toole
    Pages 155-171
  12. Bruce Burton, Margret Lepp, Morag Morrison, John O’Toole
    Pages 173-190
  13. Bruce Burton, Margret Lepp, Morag Morrison, John O’Toole
    Pages 191-199

About this book

Introduction

This book offers a complete and detailed account of the evolution of an internationally successful, evidence-based program that has been the result of almost two decades of action research into conflict and bullying. It addresses one of the most serious problems encountered in schools and work places worldwide: that of bullying and inter-personal conflict. The book presents a comprehensive account of the research, development and refinement of the DRACON Project and the Acting Against Bullying and Cooling Conflicts programs. The effective strategies that emerged from the extensive international research and practice use a combination of theories of conflict and bullying management with drama techniques and peer teaching which have been unique in their application. The book analyses their evolution into an effective program that has impacted positively on bullying and conflict in a number of settings. In the UK the program successfully addressed behavioural problems amongst girls in schools through the use of peer teaching in a drama setting. In Sweden the program assists nursing students, nurses and other health professionals to deal with conflict in the workplace. In Australia it has been applied in hundreds of schools to reduce bullying and assist newly arrived refugees to deal with cultural conflict and develop resilience and self- identity in their new country. This volume makes a major and authentic contribution to the international effort to find effective strategies and techniques to deal with interpersonal conflict and bullying across a range of contexts.

Keywords

Acting Against Bullying Acting Against Bullying in Schools Acting Against Social and Cyber Bullying Action Research into Conflict and Bullying Bullying Management Bulying and interpersonal conflict Conflict Management in Schools Conflict Resolution Conflict and Nursing Education in Jordan Cool Conflict and Management Cooling Conflicts Programs DRACON (DRAma and CONflict resolution) Drama Strategies and Applied Drama Strategies Life-Changing Managing Conflict and Bullying Situations Negative Leaders Racial Conflict in a School in Australia The DRACON Project in Brisbane Trauma of Childhood Abuse

Authors and affiliations

  • Bruce Burton
    • 1
  • Margret Lepp
    • 2
  • Morag Morrison
    • 3
  • John O'Toole
    • 4
  1. 1.Chair in Applied TheatreGriffith University Mt. Gravatt CampusMt. GravattAustralia
  2. 2.Institute of Health and Care SciencesUniversity of GothenburgGöteborgSweden
  3. 3.Faculty of EducationUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Formerly Chair of Arts EducationThe University of MelbourneSouth BrisbaneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17882-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17881-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17882-0
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