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Wisdom in Education

Keywords

Undercover Anti-Bullying Teams; bullying, bullying intervention program; restorative justice; school counseling; New Zealand; California.

Abstract

Abstract

School bullying negatively impacts the lives of children, including the bullies, the victims and the bystanders. This project investigated the implementation process and perceived effectiveness of Undercover Anti-Bullying Teams. The "no blame" approach idea to healing bullying relationships originated by Bill Hubbard, was modified with a narrative perspective by Michael Williams, a counselor at a high school in Auckland, New Zealand. The purpose of this qualitative project was to gain insight from four practitioners, two in New Zealand and two in California, about their personal experiences with the implementation of this approach. The study found that Undercover Anti-Bullying Teams can foster a safer school environment for students to learn and can create positive change for students personally and in their classroom environment.

Author Statement

I am currently a graduate student at California State University San Bernardino. I am working on a Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.

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