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ERIC Number: ED557469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 116
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3211-3177-2
Teacher Lived Experiences: Effects of Arts Integration on Deterring Bullying Behaviors in Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Students
Maxwell, Ivy
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
Bullying behaviors among primary school-aged children are underreported, which communicates to the children that the issue is not important to the adults who should be promoting a safe and healthy environment. The purpose of this qualitative, hermeneutic phenomenological study was to explore the perceptions and lived experiences of a purposeful sample of 15 fourth- and fifth-grade elementary teachers concerning the possible effect of Bernstein's Artful Learning™ Model strategies (an arts integration program) on bullying behaviors of fourth- and fifth-grade students at an arts magnate school. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with a purposive sample of 15 fourth- and fifth-grade teachers, using an interview guide with open-ended questions, about their perceptions of bullying at the research site and the effects of Bernstein's Artful Learning(TM) model on bullying behaviors. The study results indicated use of the model has the potential to help deter bullying behaviors. Participants believed the model's community-building component and strategies helped decrease bullying and aggressive behaviors. This study provides educational leaders with a demonstration the efficacy of an arts-integration program in deterring bullying behaviors among elementary students. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 5; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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