Creating and Negotiating Collaborative Spaces for Socially‐Just Anti‐Bullying Interventions for K‐12 Schools

Edited by:
Azadeh F. Osanloo, New Mexico State University
Cindy Reed, Northern Kentucky University
Jonathan P. Schwartz, University of Houston

A volume in the series: New Directions in Educational Leadership: Innovations in Scholarship, Teaching, and Service. Editor(s): Noelle Witherspoon-Arnold, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Published 2016

Across the United States, schools face the daunting issue of confronting the widespread effects of bullying, which threaten the physical, emotional, and intellectual well‐being and development of youth. Creating and Negotiating Collaborative Spaces for Socially‐Just Anti‐Bullying Interventions for K‐12 Schools is a theoretically and empirically grounded edited volume that describes practical ways to address bullying at both systemic and individual levels. Central to the scope of the book is a diversity‐focused approach to assessing and conceptualizing discrimination and bullying among marginalized youth, such as LGBTQ, mixed race, gifted and talented, and special needs populations.

Interspersed with concrete, real‐life examples, each chapter in the volume expands on the multiple dimensions of bullying as well as research‐backed anti‐bullying interventions. The book advances previous literature by addressing contemporary issues in bullying. Special topics include teacher‐to‐student bullying, cyberbullying, restorative justice practices, and assessment of attitudes toward addressing bullying.

Preface: Building Anti‐Bullying and Socially Just School Spaces: Educational Context, Dynamics, and Research Considerations, Melinda Lemke. SECTION I: NEW VISIONS FOR ADDRESSING BULLYING IN SCHOOLS. What Is Bullying? Using Social Norming and Ecological Theories to Better Understand the Pandemic, Azadeh F. Osanloo and Jonathan P. Schwartz. Holistic Systemic Approaches to Promoting Anti‐Bullying, Christa Boske. Training School‐Based Practitioners to Prevent and Address Bullying, Discrimination, and Harassment in Schools: A Preservice Model, Gretchen Brion‐Meisels and Bernice R. Garnett. Facilitating Cognitive and Social‐Emotional Growth: Empathy and Prosocial Behavior, Alison Black. Assessing Attitudes Towards Addressing Bullying: A Diversity Centered Approach, Jonathan P. Schwartz and Azadeh F. Osanloo. Bullying As a Function of Parenting and Attachment Styles, Nessa Villalobos and Maria D. Avalos. SECTION II: BULLYING, THE SPECTRUM OF DIFFERENCE, AND OTHERNESS. Early Adolescent Bullying, Human Differences, and the Gifted and Talented, William Thomas Allen, Jr. Creating Spaces for Critical Conversations about Bullying through Focused Studies, Peggy S. Rice. The Effects of Bullying Among Adolescents With Special Needs, Irasema Ramirez. Challenging LGBTQ Bullying Through a Teacher Discussion Group, Stephanie Anne Shelton. Ethnic Minority Youth and Bullying, Sally M. Hage, Ronald Ma, and Yunjin Lee. Mixed‐Race Student Awareness in K–12: Bullying and Discrimination Among Mixed‐Race Student Populations, René O. Guillaume and Charlotte Williams. SECTION III: TEACHERS, SCHOOLS, AND THE (NEW) PROBLEMS OF BULLYING. Teachers As Activists: Using a Black, Feminist Pedagogy to Prevent Classroom Bullying, Shemariah J. Arki. Problematizing Teacher Authority to Uncover and Address the Reality of Teacher Bullies, Tanji Reed Marshall. How Schools Unintentionally Support Bullying and What Can Be Done to Stop It, Ann Kaczkowski Kimpton and Paul Kimpton. Cyberbullying: A New Twist on a Familiar Problem, María D. Avalos, Janet A. Carter, and Justus C. Onyenegecha. SECTION IV: INNOVATIVE INTERVENTIONS AND APPROACHES. The Promise of Restorative Practices as Interventions for Bullying in K–12 Schools, Christopher “C.W.” Johnson and Vicki Oberstar. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports: A Promising Approach to Reducing Bullying in Schools, Seth A. King, Krystal Kennedy, and Helen Dainty. From Book Group to Bullying Prevention: The Story of the Social Justice Reading Group, Kate Muir Welsh and Kate Kniss. Using Children’s Multicultural Picture Books to Combat Bullying, Kathy Brashears and Queen Ogbomo. Restoring Relationships: How Restorative Justice Can Be a Multitiered Antibullying Intervention, Olivia Marcucci. Closing Thoughts, Cynthia Reed. About the Contributors.