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Moreno, Gerardo; Scaletta, Michael – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2018
In August 2016, Illinois Senate Bill 100 (SB 100) restricted the use of zero tolerance disciplinary practices within public schools when addressing student behavior. In efforts to make school discipline less exclusionary and more effective, SB 100 mandated educators exhaust all means of interventions prior to suspending or expelling a student.…
Descriptors: Zero Tolerance Policy, Suspension, Behavior Problems, Referral
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Beer, Paula; Hallet, Fiona; Hawkins, Claire; Hewitson, Dawn – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2017
Cyberbullying is defined as "an aggressive, intentional act carried out by a group or individual, using electronic forms of contact, repeatedly and over time against a victim who cannot easily defend him or herself" (Smith et al., 2008, p. 376). There are many quantitative studies on cyberbullying, but now researchers argue that we need…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Context Effect, Special Education
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Myers, Carrie Anne; Cowie, Helen – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2016
While it has long been recognized that bullying occurs at school and in the workplace, recent research confirms that bullying also takes place among university students, including undergraduates, post-graduates and doctoral research students. In the UK, the National Union of Students (NUS) alerted staff and students to the issue in a series of…
Descriptors: Bullying, College Students, Prevention, Intervention
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Binfet, John-Tyler – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2015
Much has been written about random acts of kindness- acts performed spontaneously and often to strangers. The topic of kindness and the benefits arising from performing kind acts holds both empirical and applied interest in the fields of education and psychology. Encouraging students to reflect upon and perform intentional acts of kindness…
Descriptors: Caring, Altruism, Student Behavior, Intention
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Moreno, Gerardo; Bullock, Lyndal M. – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2015
Challenging behaviors can significantly alter the learning environment of any classroom. Traditionally, schools have implemented practices that remove the offending student from the classroom, deliver punitive disciplinary actions, or refer the student to special education evaluation. Unfortunately, such practices have demonstrated little…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Hispanic American Students, Student Behavior, Discipline
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Cross, Donna; Lester, Leanne; Barnes, Amy; Cardoso, Patricia; Hadwen, Kate – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2015
This study reports on a three-year group randomized controlled trial, the Cyber Friendly Schools Project (CFSP), aimed to reduce cyberbullying among grade 8 students during 2010-2012. In each year, 14-15 year old student "cyber" leaders acted as catalysts to develop and implement whole-school activities to reduce cyberbullying-related…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Behavior, Grade 8
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Skrzypiec, Grace; Slee, Phillip; Sandhu, Damanjit – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2015
Bullying is an international issue that is only just beginning to be researched in India and anecdotal evidence in Punjab, India, has suggested that most schools in the Punjab are in denial about bullying on campus. Our aim was to investigate the nature of bullying in this region using the PhotoStory Method. We sought to discover how young people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Victims, Handheld Devices
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Zsolnai, Anikó; Kasik, László – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2014
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to describe the social skills that crucially affect children's social behaviour in the school. Our objective was to gather information about the functioning of social skills from middle childhood to early adolescence. The sample consisted of 7-, 9-, and 11-year-old Hungarian students (N = 1398). Based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Social Behavior, Student Behavior
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Camenzuli, Jonathan; Buhagiar, Michael A. – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2014
This paper, which draws on action research methodology, explores the use of inquiry-based learning (IBL) in the teaching of mathematics to students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD). The year-long study was conducted in a Form 3 secondary class that grouped 13 male students with SEBD in a Maltese secondary school. After…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods