Educators’ perceptions on bullying prevention strategies
AbstractI rep ort on an inve stigatio n into a group of Free State educators’ recognition of bullying, their reaction s to incidences of b ullying, and the ir perceptions of the effectiveness of a number o f bul lying prevention s trategies. The research instrument was a synthesis of the Delaware Research Questionnaire and questions based on findings from previous research on bul lying in the Free State. The first important result was that Free State educators had freque ntly witnessed learners being physically and verbally abused by fellow learners. The second was that more than 80% of the respondents were wil ling to intervene in such cases. Thirdly, the results indicated that the respondents saw parental involvement as critical in preventing bullying. Finally, some comments and recommendations
are made regarding the role of parents, educators, the police, and learners in
the prevention of b ully ing.
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