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Title of Product
School Climate and Bullying
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Name of Author(s)
Jonathan Cohen, Jo Ann Freiberg
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Online Publication
Thematic Area
School bullying
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School climate reform, an evidence-based strategy, supports K-12
students, school personnel, parents/guardians and community
members learning and working together to promote pro-social
education. Done well, these efforts will result in even safer, more
supportive, engaging, helpfully challenging and harmonious
schools. The U.S. Department of Education, the Center for Disease
Control and Prevention, the Institute for Educational Sciences,
President Obama’s Bully Prevention Partnership, the US
Departments of Justice and Education’s School Discipline
Consensus project, a growing number of State Departments of
Education and foreign educational ministries support and/or
endorse school climate renewal as a strategy to increase student
learning and achievement, enhance school connectedness,
reduce high school dropout rates, prevent bullying and other
forms of violence, and enhance teacher retention rates
In collaboration with many organizations like the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for Disease Conrol and Prevention, the Institute for Educational Sciences, President Obama’s Bully Prevention Partnership, the US Departmens of Justice and Education’s School Discipline Concensus have implemented this research showing us that many students feel significantly unsafe at schools without the knowing of the teachers and also the parents. According to the research where thousend of students were involved, it is possible to say that many student drop-offs are because of this reason. Bully-victim- witness behaviour is one of the most common and important interpersonal processes that contribute to these findings. Today, most bully prevention efforts are grounded in targeted programs and short-term curriculum that have minimal, if any, ,mpact on bully-victim-bystander behaviour. In order to generate a harmonic school climate, it is important to educate all of the components in school. Besides the students, it is also important to educate the teachers in this area because they are the next existing ‘’counselor’’ in the classroom and students should be able to or in other words, they should know that the teachers are the next best possible persons who can provide them help in stituations like bully-victim behaviours.

20 December 2014

Final Partners’ meeting

The fourth partners’ meeting took place in Florence (IT) on 15 December 2014. The meeting had the objective to check the activities carried out since the third meeting of the project and share and assess the in progress results. A special focus has been dedicated to the presentation of the strategies to solve the case scenarios.