Responding to the Culture of Bullying and Disrespect: New Perspectives on Collaboration, Compassion, and Responsibility / Edition 2

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This updated edition of Breaking the Culture of Bullying and Disrespect offers a comprehensive approach to discouraging misbehavior by establishing an environment of responsibility and respect.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Robbie L. Flowers
The culture of bullying goes hand-in-hand with playing dodge ball on school playgrounds. The question is: why has it become a normal part of growing up? This profound resource explores the behaviors that cultivate a culture of bullying and disrespect. The authors find these behaviors in the subtlest of places. They shed light on the competitiveness bred in classrooms and the way that various types of punishment elicit responses in children. Teachers and adults are challenged to put down their perceptions and tap into what is really happening with the youth they reach. Concrete solutions to issues are offered, and the authors make sure to load this title with practical suggestions for affecting change. They delve into ways to work directly with young people to better address their concerns. There is even a chapter dedicated to success stories that help adults and educators see disrespect and bullying from a host of angles. This purchase is essential for any educator, counselor, or parent. It should be a staple of the school library reference collection because the information provided should be used daily. It will be a title that can be referenced for years to come and will help with adults struggling to overcome bullying. Reviewer: Robbie L. Flowers
Virginia Miller
“The authors present respectful ways for dealing with bullying and disrespect, something that most educators, therapists, and parents will welcome.”
Elizabeth Barrett
“The book gives excellent ways to empower children, help them solve their own issues, and give them real strategies that will help them deal with difficult situations in the future.”
Melissa Amison
"Provides educators with positive and realistic approaches to help alleviate bullying and disrespect in schools."
Kathryn Lohmeyer
"This book is a well-organized, easy-to-understand resource to help teachers make appropriate accommodations for children displaying a variety of difficult behaviors."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412968546
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/19/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin is the training director at Bay Area Family Therapy Training Associates (BAFTTA) and supervises the coun­seling work in several schools in the Silicon Valley of California. Beaudoin has devoted much of her career to working with children, teaching tolerance projects, and improving staff relationships in public schools. She also teaches cross-cultural awareness, family therapies, and group dynam­ics at John F. Kennedy University. Beaudoin has presented in numer­ous conferences and has published professional articles about narrative therapy. Her publication credits include a Web journal titled Silencing Critical Voices and a book of experiential activities titled Working with Groups to Enhance Relationships.

Maureen Taylor is an educator in Northern California. Her background includes teaching preschool through sixth grade and being an environ­mental educator. Her main interests lie in teaching science and writing, two subjects that gently unfold for the learner. Taylor is currently devel­oping a program for children blending art, environmental education, and social issues.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Honey Berg Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction Part I. Laying Foundations
1. How Problems Develop: A Frog Story and a Shift in Perspective Lessons From This Story Useful Options Are Also Eliminated Does Everyone Have the Same Contextual Blocks?
2. Are Problems of Disrespect Inadvertently Supported?
Competition Comparison Rules Achievement at All Cost Evaluation
3. Unraveling Assumptions: Educators' Roles and Students' Behaviors The Effects of Myths and Assumptions Common School Questions: New Ways of Thinking
4. Responding Effectively to Problems A Fresh Attitude Chipping Away at the Problem With a Powerful Tool: Externalization Dealing Narratively With Disrespect and Bullying A Narrative Response Additional Options Summary of the Practice of Externalizing Common Questions About the Externalization Process
5. Being Respectful and Open to Students' Experiences Defining Experience Experience of School Overlapping Experiences of the Problem Addressing These Experiences
6. Making Changes Last for More Than a Week The Dandelion Problem Thinking Outside the Box Multiple Selves: Who Is the Real Person?
Stories Creating Stories Through Language Mentally Filling the Blanks Perspectives Create Stories An Educator's Question: If Truths Don't Exist, How Do We Know Which Story to Trust?
Audience: You Are Who You Are Perceived to Be The Thread of New Stories: Recapitulation Reauthoring Alex's Journey Common Teacher Questions: New Ways of Thinking Part II. Applications and Examples: Success Stories of Overcoming Bullying and Disrespect
7. Listening to Students' Voices Disrespect/Bullying Survey Interviews: Walking in Students' Shoes
8. Cultivating Respect, Appreciation, and Tolerance in the School Connection Appreciation Collaboration Self-Reflection Community and Diversity Respect and Shedding Adultism Teacher Question About Shedding Adultism
9. Dealing With Disrespect and Bullying in the Classroom: The Bugging Bug Project A Review of the Narrative Ideas That Guide This Project Section 1: Externalizing the Problem Section 2: Building on Successes Section 3: Celebration of Knowledge and Expertise Brief Summary of Classroom Facilitation Considerations Conclusion
10. Working With Individual Students Around Bullying: Helping a Child Suffering From a "Bullying Spell"
A Problem-Dominated Identity Rewriting the Story in a Vacuum Rewriting the Story in the Community A Past to the Preferred Story at School A Past to the Preferred Stories at Home Extending the Audience to the Preferred Story Conclusion
11. Brain and Behaviors: How Young People Change and How Educators Can Help The Visible Story The Invisible Story The Contextual Story The Historical Story Dead-End or Future Possibilities?
The Possible Future Conclusion Part III. Prevention: Scaffolding a Complex and Sound Culture of Respect
12. Creating a Partnership With Response-able Youth Bubble Trouble Lessons From This Story: The Beliefs The People The Relationship Teacher Questions
13. Spotlight on Stories of Successful Prevention Story 1: "You're Ugly"
Story 2: The Clipboard Story 3: Sign Language Story 4: The Violent Drawing Story 5: Girls' Meanness Story 6: The Brand New Atlas Spotlight on a School With a Successful Prevention Model Conclusion Resource A: Glossary Resource B: Summary Table of Strategies Resource C: Discourses Resource D: "Yes and" Exercise Resource E: Educators' Problem-Solving Questions References Index

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