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Oral Presentations - Guzman 202

Presentation or Panel Title

Preventing Bullying in Schools

Location

Guzman 202

Start Date

4-24-2015 11:20 AM

End Date

4-24-2015 11:35 AM

Department

Education

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Katie Rasmussen

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Bullying victimization among students is an increasing problem, especially among those with disabilities. Teachers will encounter bullies and bully victims in their classrooms which makes it important for educators to be aware of the signs and repercussions of bullying. A teacher’s job is to create a positive learning environment where all students feel safe and content; therefore, eliminating bullying is important. If educators and parents become more aware of bullying among students with special needs they will be able to prevent and manage the behavior (Flynt & Morton, 2004). With fewer cases of bullying, students will be able to learn and succeed in a non-threatening atmosphere. Consequently, the purpose of this study is to determine effective strategies that teachers can use to help prevent and manage bullying among students with special needs. Therefore, this study will address one research question: How can teachers academically, emotionally, and socially support students with learning disabilities who are victims and/or bullies? In order to collect data, four educators were interviewed from California elementary schools. The participating educators varied from K-5 classroom teachers to education specialists. The results show that teachers with more knowledge and strategies to prevent bullying are more successful at supporting victims/ and or bullies. The study demonstrates that while teachers’ methods may vary, teachers’ successful strategies for preventing bullying will create a less hostile environment for all students.

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Preventing Bullying in Schools

Guzman 202

Bullying victimization among students is an increasing problem, especially among those with disabilities. Teachers will encounter bullies and bully victims in their classrooms which makes it important for educators to be aware of the signs and repercussions of bullying. A teacher’s job is to create a positive learning environment where all students feel safe and content; therefore, eliminating bullying is important. If educators and parents become more aware of bullying among students with special needs they will be able to prevent and manage the behavior (Flynt & Morton, 2004). With fewer cases of bullying, students will be able to learn and succeed in a non-threatening atmosphere. Consequently, the purpose of this study is to determine effective strategies that teachers can use to help prevent and manage bullying among students with special needs. Therefore, this study will address one research question: How can teachers academically, emotionally, and socially support students with learning disabilities who are victims and/or bullies? In order to collect data, four educators were interviewed from California elementary schools. The participating educators varied from K-5 classroom teachers to education specialists. The results show that teachers with more knowledge and strategies to prevent bullying are more successful at supporting victims/ and or bullies. The study demonstrates that while teachers’ methods may vary, teachers’ successful strategies for preventing bullying will create a less hostile environment for all students.