© 2003

Bullying and Teasing

Social Power in Children’s Groups


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  16. Back Matter
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About this book


Current research demonstrates that bullying affects all children in schools, not simply the several students who may be most visibly involved in an individual incident. In order to prevent escalation or to stop the action, something different must happen. The victim or bully must change, but this may not be easy. Importantly the classmates or the adults who witness the interaction have the power to change the interaction as well.
Bullying and Teasing: Social Power in Children's Groups frames bullying and teasing as part of the critical foundations of elementary and middle school planning that will allow children to experience the sense of personal safety needed to learn and grow.

Bullying and Teasing is designed for school psychologists and other school mental health workers, including school counselors, social workers and school nurses, who want to address the ways bullying and teasing impact both individual students and the school as a whole. The book will also be of interest to school administrators, health coordinators, special educators and school board members.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Manchester Essex Regional School DistrictManchesterUSA

About the authors

Gayle L. Macklem is a Massachusetts licensed school psychologist and a Massachusetts licensed educational psychologist. She has served in the field of education for 29 years. A former president of the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association (MSPA), Gayle is the current Technology Chairperson of the state association. She was elected School Psychologist of Year by MSPA in 2001, received a GPR award from the National Association of School Psychologists in 1997, and received a special merit award for action research in schools in 1993. Gayle taught for a number of years in the Counseling and School Psychology training program at UMass-Boston.  She is currently practicing in the Manchester-Essex Regional School District as school psychologist/team chairperson and serves as testing coordinator for the district.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Bullying and Teasing
  • Book Subtitle Social Power in Children’s Groups
  • Authors Gayle L. Macklem
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-47974-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-3423-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-3797-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 205
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Psychology
    Child and School Psychology
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