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Winter 11-2-2021


Research findings reveal that middle school students experience higher rates of bullying, which negatively affect their well-being and ability to learn. Teachers are a mainstay in reducing bullying, however, little is known about the effects of anti-bullying training on teachers’ ability to prevent and address school violence. A thematic synthesis of the literature on middle school teachers’ perceptions of their anti-bullying training revealed a dichotomy in the teachers’ perceptions of their training, which teachers described as both helpful and unsupportive. This presentation explores themes that reveal teachers' perceptions as a way to understand how a) professional development helps teachers reduce school violence and b) policymakers can address gaps in teachers' anti-bullying training.


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