Teachers are at the forefront of witnessing and responding to bullying behaviours in school settings, yet research shows that many teachers feel less than confident in addressing such behaviours. Initial Teacher Education is an important time for potential teachers to learn about how to respond to behaviour management and safeguarding issues. This study will follow a cohort of teacher trainees through to the end of their first year of teaching. This 3.5 year study will be the first of its kind to longitudinally examine the knowledge, attitudes and perceived self-efficacy of new teachers in responding to issues of bullying and safeguarding in the classroom, providing crucial information on how best to support teachers in the complex teaching environments in which they operate.
Study examining the knowledge and confidence of new teachers in responding to issues of bullying and safeguarding in Scottish schools.
|Effective start/end date||1/04/12 → 30/09/15|
- EU government bodies: £67,308.00