Teachers’ Perspectives on Bullying
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In this chapter, DeOrnellas and Spurgin describe bullying from the viewpoint of the teacher, noting that teachers vary significantly in how they perceive bullying with some holding complacent attitudes and others taking a proactive stance against bullying. DeOrnellas and Spurgin describe how teachers’ understanding of bullying varies based on level of training, experience, and beliefs regarding bullies and that this, in turn, influences if and how they will intervene. The chapter concludes with focus on effective interventions that teachers can use to handle bullying in their classrooms.
KeywordsPreservice Teacher Physical Aggression School Climate School Satisfaction Bully Behavior
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