Why School Anti-Bullying Programs Don't Work / Edition 1 by Stuart W. Twemlow, Frank C. Sacco | | 9780765704757 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Why School Anti-Bullying Programs Don't Work / Edition 1

Why School Anti-Bullying Programs Don't Work / Edition 1

by Stuart W. Twemlow, Frank C. Sacco
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765704757

ISBN-13: 9780765704757

Pub. Date: 08/15/2008

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This book serves as a guide for readers interested in improving school climate. Using 15 years of consultation and research in a variety of United States and foreign schools, the authors strip down the elements needed to create a healthy and productive school climate. The book challenges many commonly held notions about violence prevention and outlines a simple and

Overview

This book serves as a guide for readers interested in improving school climate. Using 15 years of consultation and research in a variety of United States and foreign schools, the authors strip down the elements needed to create a healthy and productive school climate. The book challenges many commonly held notions about violence prevention and outlines a simple and inexpensive formula for creating sustained change in any school. The book stresses understanding of the underlying processes involved in the bully-victim-bystander power dynamics, the value of altruism, and the use of natural leaders to begin and sustain change in a school climate. A note on the book's cover: Positive vibrations is taken from a Bob Marley song: "Rastaman vibration positive, you can't live that negative way." The song rallies people to be positive and strong, and to speak honestly and stand up for their rights, while taking care of themselves. Although jamaican in origin, it has universal application to be a gentle warrior in one's personal life for the good of self and others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765704757
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
Myths, Fallacies, and Truths About School Violence Prevention     5
Buy In: Nothing Happens Without It     31
Understanding Power Dynamics, Power Struggles, and Power Issues     51
Bystanding: The Forgotten Causal Factor in Violence     67
Feeling Safe at School     81
The Natural Leader: Mentalization and Altruism     93
Creating a Game Plan     103
Discussing the Undiscussables     117
Evaluating What We Do     133
Community and Institutional Resources     155
About the Authors     167

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