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Help for the Bully/Peer Abuse Problem: Is Bully Busters In-Service Training Effective?
Christine M. Browning, Philip G. Cooker, and Kathleen Sullivan
The research sought to extend Browning et al.’s (2003) research, and determine whether a Bully Busters teacher in-service training program will increase a counselor and/or teacher’s awareness of the bully/victim problem in the classroom. Further, the research assessed the increase in a teacher’s acquired knowledge of intervention strategies by measuring a teacher’s ability to differentiate between childhood play and bullying, between types of bullying behavior (e.g., aggressive, passive, relational) and victim behavior (e.g., passive, provocative, bystander), and subsequent effective intervention use, as measured by the Teacher’s Inventory of Skills and Knowledge – Elementary (TISK-E).