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The exposure of children to violence at school is a major concern for educators everywhere and a frequent topic of discussion in the media. Written by experts in research, practice, and training in the field, this timely text proposes a whole-school approach to reduce the impact of violence on children's development. The authors take into account: Personal characteristics of perpetrators, victims, and bystanders A school’s culture The quality of a school’s learning environment Links between the school and the communityThe whole school approach includes a wide range of formal and informal initiatives to improve the quality of life at school. Managing Violence in Schools covers preventive methods and provisions for students' individual needs. Readers will also find strategies for strengthening school culture, such as peer support, cooperative group work, and restorative practice. This resource also provides guidance for implementing a needs analysis, formulating a cycle of change for handling bullying and violence, and creating a shared understanding of the issue. Each strategy for preventive and integrative practice is illustrated with real-life case studies and relevant experiential exercises.

Emotional Literacy in Schools
Emotional literacy in schools
Objectives
  • To raise awareness of the importance of emotional literacy.
  • To become familiar with some of the skills involved in providing opportunities for the development of emotional literacy.
Overview

Many educators and academics across Europe are rejecting the view that academic achievement is the sole goal towards which children and young people should work if they want to be well educated and successful. Instead, there is a growing recognition that teaching emotional literacy is as equally important to children and young people's development as the academic curriculum. Increasing levels of dissatisfaction with school (by children, young people and adults alike), rising levels of interpersonal violence, a lowering of the age at which such violence is noted, and stagnation in the progress of ...

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