TITLE

The Power of Positive Affinity Groups: A "Sci-Fi" Solution to Bullying

AUTHOR(S)
Nurenberg, David
PUB. DATE
June 2014
SOURCE
American Secondary Education;Summer2014, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Educators and researchers have increased their attention to bullying and social aggression, but existing interventions tend to focus only on perpetrators without significant attention to victims. This article explores the potential of affinity groups to reduce bullying in middle and high schools. The author reviews the research and draws on fourteen years of experience advising a high school affinity group that is centered around an interest in science fiction to argue that such groups can both reduce the likelihood of victimization among their members and positively transform school culture.
ACCESSION #
97888354

 

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