Literature review
Block (2014) in his research look for the academic effects that bullying has on the
students in special and mainstream classrooms (Block, 2014 Pg. 2). The aim of the research
paper is to unearth on the bullying impact on the capability of the children to succeed in
education for educators to devise ways to challenge the problem (Block, 2014 Pg. 7). It is a
research paper that covers the components to qualify for the same. The journal uses the
qualitative research methodology in the gathering of the information from the participants.
Interview methods are used in the collection of information from the students from the special
and mainstream classrooms (Block, 2014 Pg. 21).
From the findings, there are three themes that emerge from the investigation namely,
academic cost, bullying prevention on understanding curriculum and bullying on extracurricular
activities. Bullying is detrimental to the well-being of the child and bullied kids fear to come to
school due to the unsafe feelings where the students with exceptionalities face an uphill task
than their mainstream students in their academics. The social and emotional deprivation with
such students makes them fail in their comprehension and coordination while in the classroom
(Block, 2014 Pg. 30). The consistency in bullying brings a fear factor that is a mental disorder
and the participation in class decrease with the desire to be part of the school fraternity which
has to fail as the end result. The insecurity and lack of safety among the interviewed children
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Bullying Impact on Academic Achievement
revealed that majority cannot make the appropriate decisions due to their distorted minds. In the
discussion, it is clear that children in mainstream and special classes have different experiences
and outcomes as a result of bullying but the bottom-line is that bullying affects their
concentration and sense of security thereby failing (Block, 2014 Pg. 41). The face-to-face
interviews, using formal and open-minded questioning for both mainstream and special
classroom allow for diversity in the conclusion on the impact.
Ahmed, Hussain, Ahmed, Ahmed & Tabassum (2012), have their study on the impact of
bullying on primary school learners in Sindh. The purpose of the study is to educate the
education educators on the impact of bullying on the academic performance of the primary
schools with an intention of helping the administrators with best and suitable plan for minimizing
the vice (Ahmed, Hussain, Ahmed, Ahmed & Tabassum, 2012. Pg. 17). It was a research paper
employing quantitative research methodology in the collection of data. There is the use of two
questionnaires for head teachers and teachers to collect information from the learners. A
sampling of the 120 participants is carried out to get a sample population (Ahmed, Hussain,
Ahmed, Ahmed & Tabassum, 2012. Pg. 20). It

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