Safe Schools for Pre-Service Teachers

This study evaluated the impact of Safe Schools, a pre-service teacher course addressing factors that affect school climate. Pre-service teachers showed increased knowledge about bullying and self-efficacy for intervening in incidents of students’ exposure to violence following the course. Teachers need opportunities to learn about factors that affect school climate in order to provide effective intervention and foster a positive school climate.

Authors: Claire Crooks, Peter Jaffe, Arely Rodriguez

Keywords: Bullying; Moral disengagement; Peer victimization; School climate; Teacher education

Summary by: Nicole Off