Classroom Management, Bullying, and Teacher Practices

Allen, Kathleen P.
April 2010
Professional Educator;Spring2010, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
While bullying in schools has begun to receive attention, little is known about the relationship between classroom management and bullying in the classroom. The process for exploring this relationship will be a review of research and literature related to bullying in the school environment, classroom management, teacher practices, and student behavior. Research from a number of fields suggests that several variables conspire to create environments where bullying is more likely to occur. These include harsh and punitive discipline methods, lower-quality classroom instruction, disorganized classroom and school settings, and student social structures characterized by antisocial behaviors. Future directions indicate a need for preservice and in-service education on classroom management practices and student bullying. Additionally, future research should consider an investigation of the relationship between classroom management practices and student bullying, as well as further exploration of teacher bullying of students and student bullying of teachers.


Related Articles

  • Antibullying Interventions in Schools: Ingredients of Effective Programs. Smith, J. David; Cousins, J. Bradley; Stewart, Rebecca // Canadian Journal of Education;2005, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p739 

    Because bullying is a serious problem in Canadian schools, antibullying programs have been widely implemented to redress the problem. School principals hi Ontario (N=395) completed a questionnaire to document the severity of bullying, the amount of anti-bullying resources, and the variety of...

  • Bullying, o exercício da violência no contexto escolar: reflexões sobre um sintoma social.  // Psicologia: Teoria e Prática;2010, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p123 

    No abstract available.

  • Psychopathologic Behavior: A Consequence of Bullying? Miller, Karl E. // American Family Physician;1/15/2007, Vol. 75 Issue 2, p252 

    The article discusses research being done on the consequence of bullying. It references a study by Y. S. and colleagues, published in the September 2006 issue of the "Archives of General Psychiatry." The study examined school bullying in two Korean public school systems. It concluded that...

  • Teachers' Understanding of Bullying. Mishna, Faye; Scarcello, Lolanda; Pepler, Debra; Wiener, Judith // Canadian Journal of Education;2005, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p718 

    Using semi-structured interviews, we examined teachers' understanding of bullying of children in their classes. Although teachers' definitions of bullying included both direct and indirect behaviours, several factors influenced how they characterized and responded to incidents. These factors...

  • Teacher Adherence and Its Relation to Teacher Attitudes and Student Outcomes in an Elementary School-Based Violence Prevention Program. Biggs, Bridget K.; Vernberg, Eric M.; Twemlow, Stuart W.; Fonagy, Peter; Dill, Edward J. // School Psychology Review;2008, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p533 

    This study examined variability in teachers' reported adherence to a school-based violence prevention program, Creating a Peaceful School Learning Environment, and investigated the relations of teacher adherence to teachers' attitudes related to the intervention and students' attitudes about and...

  • Evaluation of an Anti-Bullying Program: Student Reports of Knowledge and Confidence to Manage Bullying. Beran, Tanya; Shapiro, Bonnie // Canadian Journal of Education;2005, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p709 

    This research evaluates the effectiveness of an anti-bullying program, Project Ploughshares Puppets for Peace (Woodfine, Lubimiv, & Langlois, 1995). Students in grades 3 and 4 (N = 129, 69 boys, 60 girls) from two public elementary schools completed a questionnaire on bullying at both...

  • CHAPTER 2: Bullying. McCabe, Kimberly A.; Martin, Gregory M. // School Violence, the Media & Criminal Justice Responses;2005, p23 

    This chapter explores bullying within the school environment in the U.S. It discusses bullying as a major problem in American schools. It outlines the elements of bullying. It presents the characteristics of bullies. It provides information on the theories to explain bullying. The...

  • Schools urged to oppose the bullies.  // Children & Young People Now (Haymarket Business Publications Ltd;4/30/2008, p10 

    The article focuses on the packs sent by the anti-bullying charity Beatbullying to schools in Great Britain, urging them to support its second Big Stand demonstration. Beatbullying is encouraging every school to participate in its national protest against bullying, where children and adults...

  • The Importance of the Fourth R--Relationships. Poland, Scott // District Administration;Feb2012, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p68 

    The article discusses the student-teacher relationship and the alleged importance for students to know that the teacher cares about their welfare. The author contends that a close student-teacher relationship can help avoid school violence, bullying and improve student learning. Scenarios of...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics