Title

Perceptions of University- Based Middle School Faculty Regarding In- School Bullying

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3028

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Paper

Format Type

Paper

Start Date

13-1-2017 10:30 AM

End Date

13-1-2017 11:50 AM

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the perceptions of university based middle school faculty in regards to in- school bullying. Central ideas of the study include staff and student education in terms of identification of bullying, policies at the school level, and state legislation. There has yet to be a study specifically exploring middle school teacher perceptions of in-school bullying in the private sector. This research brings to light some of the issues related to bullying in schools amongst this specific age group.

Analysis of the data revealed differences in perceptions between middle school teachers and middle school administration. Included in these differences are the perceptions of what bullying is and how it should be addressed. The biggest challenges identified at the private sector included covert bullying or relational aggression. Recommendations include ongoing professional development for experienced and new staff members in the areas of prevention, identification, and interventions. This programming should be developed with school climate in mind so that it works to foster positive relationships between staff members and students.

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Perceptions of University- Based Middle School Faculty Regarding In- School Bullying

3028

The purpose of this study was to identify the perceptions of university based middle school faculty in regards to in- school bullying. Central ideas of the study include staff and student education in terms of identification of bullying, policies at the school level, and state legislation. There has yet to be a study specifically exploring middle school teacher perceptions of in-school bullying in the private sector. This research brings to light some of the issues related to bullying in schools amongst this specific age group.

Analysis of the data revealed differences in perceptions between middle school teachers and middle school administration. Included in these differences are the perceptions of what bullying is and how it should be addressed. The biggest challenges identified at the private sector included covert bullying or relational aggression. Recommendations include ongoing professional development for experienced and new staff members in the areas of prevention, identification, and interventions. This programming should be developed with school climate in mind so that it works to foster positive relationships between staff members and students.