THE WHO INTERVENTIONS TO PREVENT BULLYING AMONG STUDENTS IN THE INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM SETTING
thesisposted on 07.05.2021, 17:17 by Theresa Jean BarfellTheresa Jean Barfell
Bullying in schools has been an issue that has affected students since the 1970’s (Tsiantis et al., 2013). There are interventions that can help prevent bullying within the classroom such as the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, and the KiVa Bullying Prevention Program. The purpose of this study is to survey teachers about their knowledge of bullying and how to prevent it as well as how they feel bullying affects the students they work with and what interventions they have tried to help prevent bullying. Survey research was used to conduct this study. Surveys were sent to 25 teachers at an elementary school. 9 teachers responded to the survey. The teachers included both general education and special education who teach grades K-6. Teachers who were familiar with intervention strategies were asked to explain what interventions they have tried. A feelings dry erase board where a student could rate the intensity of their feelings and also explain on the board was one strategy used. Cool down pass and sand timers to complete task given, visual checklist on desk for procedures, and preferential seating were among other strategies used in the classroom. This study emphasizes the need for teacher resources to help them prevent bullying in their classroom. Bullying affects student development in all areas, which is why it was important to the researcher to investigate this topic and provide a teacher handbook that includes lots of resources for teachers to utilize.