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Bullying in Schools: How Successful Can Interventions Be? is a comparative account of the major intervention projects against school bullying that have been carried out by educationalists and researchers since the 1980s, across Europe, North America and Australasia. Bullying in schools has become an international focus for concern. It can adversely affect pupils and in extreme cases lead to suicide. Schools can take action to reduce bullying and several programs are available but do they work? In fact, success rates have been very varied. This book surveys thirteen studies and eleven countries. Working on the principle that we can learn from both successes and failures, it examines the processes as well as the outcomes, and critically assesses the likely reasons for success or failure. With contributions from leading researchers in the field, Bullying in Schools is an important addition to the debate on tackling school bullying.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521821193
ISBN-10: 0521821193
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 356
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter K. Smith

Peter K. Smith is Professor of Psychology and Head of the Unit for School and Family Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is the editor of Violence in Schools: The Response in Europe (2003) and co-editor of several other books on bullying in schools including The Nature of School Bullying: A Cross-National Perspective (1999). Debra Pepler is Professor of Psychology at York University, Toronto, Canada and Senior Research Associate at the Hospital for Sick Children. She is co-editor of The Development and Treatment of Childhood Aggression and the recent volume, The Development and Treatment of Girlhood Aggression. Ken Rigby is Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Psychology at the School of Education, University of South Australia. He is the author of Bullying in Schools and What to Do About It (1997), Stop the Bullying: a Handbook for Schools (2001) and New Perspectives on Bullying (2002).

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