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Editors: Panagiotis J. Stamatis and Eleni N. Nikolaou (Department of Sciences of Preschool Education and Educational Design, School of Humanities, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece)
Book Description:
This book attempts to shed light on the social phenomenon of school bullying that emerges at preschool ages. It is a book that promotes opposition to violent communication and bullying in early childhood framework, it focuses on the definitions and forms of bullying in early childhood, its manifestations, the circumstances of its manifestation, the associated risk factors and its prevention. Teachers’ perceptions are explored in the context of the research studies conducted regarding important aspects of the phenomenon. Moreover, school bullying involves verbal and non-verbal communication elements, and it is conceptualized as a form of communication violence and miscommunication. It also includes contemporary scientific research data and it emphasizes the communication aspect of bullying. Teachers’ verbal and non-verbal behaviors affect the relationships among students and may lead to communication violence. Nonviolent communication is considered the key to controlling bullying in educational environments. Non-violent communication is the antidote to communicative bullying, which creates many other forms of bullying as a result of miscommunication and paracommunication among individuals. In addition, it contains an analysis of literary works pertaining to school bullying, as literature is regarded as an ally to the success of all efforts to address bullying. Furthermore, this book includes research data regarding school bullying and its dimensions according to the perceptions of teachers and parents. The originality of this book is associated with the study of school bullying in early childhood and the study of its communication aspect as well as its multidisciplinary approach.

Scholars, students, educators and parents are the main audiences of this book as its contents are extremely interesting for anybody who cares about interpersonal relationships, communication and human interactions, especially in preschool and early childhood environments. Trainers and employees in educational structures or infrastructures, persons who are involved in any educational processes and teachers of all educational levels may show interest in this book. Relevant subject areas to this book are education, psychology, sociology, criminology and communication. Thus, professionals of these fields or areas may also be interested in this book as well. (Nova)

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Table of Contents:


List of Contributors

Chapter 1. Preschool Teachers' Perceptions about the Definition and Manifestations of Bullying in Early Childhood Settings (pp. 1-18)
(Eleni N. Nikolaou and Georgios M. Markogiannakis)

Chapter 2. Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Bullying (pp. 19-34)
(Christina F. Papaeliou)

Chapter 3. Communication Styles of Preschool and Early Primary School Teachers during Teaching Activities (pp. 35-56)
(Panagiotis J. Stamatis and Eleni J. Stavropoulou)

Chapter 4. Bullying via Violent Communication by Early Childhood Education Teachers during Teaching Processes: Two Observational Studies (pp. 57-74)
(Panagiotis J. Stamatis)

Chapter 5. Nonverbal Expressions Related to Violent Communication and Bullying in Kindergarten (pp. 75-92)
(Afrodite V. Ntouka and Panagiotis J. Stamatis)

Chapter 6. Classroom Noise and Miscommunication as Modern Forms of Violent Communication and Bullying (pp. 93-114)
(Panagiotis J. Stamatis)

Chapter 7. Observing Kinesics of Violent Communication and Bullying in Early Childhood Classrooms (pp. 115-130)
(Panagiotis J. Stamatis and Kyriakos A. Marousis)

Chapter 8. Current Theoretical Discussions on Characteristics of Cyberaggression, School Miscommunication and Bullying in Early Education (pp. 131-152)
(Timothy Phoenix Oblad and McKinsie Kay Oblad)

Chapter 9. Preschool Teachers’ Perceptions about the Effective Intervention for Bullying at the Preschool Age (pp. 153-166)
(Eleni N. Nikolaou and Georgios M. Markogiannakis)

Chapter 10. Teaching Social Skills, Empathy and Assertiveness by Teachers and Parents for Preventing Early Childhood Violent Communication and Bullying: Towards a Nonviolent Communication Education (pp. 167-188)
(Panagiotis J. Stamatis and Afrodite V. Ntouka)

Chapter 11. Literature and Novels as Teaching Strategies for Violent Communication and Early Childhood Bullying Prevention (pp. 189-206)
(Panagiotis J. Stamatis and Evangelia G. Raptou)

Chapter 12. Social Antecedents of Bullying: When Does Peer Interaction Become Interpersonal Rejection? (pp. 207-224)
(Anna Polemikou)

Chapter 13. Prospects of Interactive Digital Storytelling Applications in Prevention and Treatment of Bullying in Preschool Education (pp. 225-254)
(Anastasia G. Konstantopoulou, Eleni N. Nikolaou, Georgios N. Fesakis and Stamatia P. Volika)

About the Editors (pp. 255-256)

Index (pp. 257)

Total Pages: 267

      Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
      Bullying and Victimization
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2018-July
   ISBN: 978-1-53613-977-8
   Status: AV
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