Outlines the existing methods used to address bullying in school, describing when and how each method can be best applied.
Addresses the six major methods of bullying intervention Critically explores the rationale, strengths, and limitations of each intervention Evaluates efficacy and applicability of each intervention for different bullying situations encountered in the school setting
Ken Rigby is an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Australia. He is a leading international researcher in the area of bullying in schools, having published five books on the subject and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles. He has ten years' experience as a school teacher, has been an educational consultant for departments of education and schools, and a speaker at conferences and workshops on school bullying around the world. His wide-ranging experience has enabled him to make many significant contributions to the problem of reducing bullying in schools.
Foreword vii Acknowledgments ix Introduction xi Part 1 Interventions in Perspective 1 1 The Current Situation 3 2 A Brief Background to School Bullying 14 3 Preparing to Intervene 25 Part 2 Methods of Intervention in Cases of Bullying 35 4 The Traditional Disciplinary Approach 37 5 Strengthening the Victim 51 6 Mediation 64 7 Restorative Justice 74 8 The Support Group Method (Formerly the No Blame Approach) 86 9 The Method of Shared Concern 96 Part 3 The Choice of Intervention Method 109 10 The School and the Community 111 11 Choosing a Method 116 12 Backdrop and Beyond 139 Appendices 144 A Handling Bullying Questionnaire with Results 144 B Exercise on Fogging 149 References 151 Index 161