This course is designed to help educators manage bullying in their schools and classrooms by promoting bystanders of bullying behavior to not stand by without doing something. The focus of this course is on the role of a bystander and how he or she can work towards bullying prevention. This course will examine various techniques and skills a bystander can have to prevent or end a bullying situation. This course is structured to present the learner with the essential knowledge base and accompanying skills needed to successfully combat bullying behavior in order to maintain a positive learning environment for all students.
Graduate students will study the history, programs and legislation of bystander behavior as they relate to school, students, families, and educators. Program design will be presented as will its impact upon the school and the process of meeting the educational and emotional needs of students. This course will require that students apply critical inquiry into gaining the help from bystanders to end bullying in schools. Case studies and practical application of program specifications will be utilized in the study of this course.
- Professor: Nicole Yetter