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ERIC Number: EJ766970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Visual Arts Education: Teaching a Peaceful Response to Bullying
Bickley-Green, Cynthia
Art Education, v60 n2 p6-12 Mar 2007
This article reviews some basic issues related to school violence. As observed by the practicing teachers and other educators who have been quoted in this article, adults who serve as role models to children and adults who respect, listen, and share will increase the students' awareness of the need to use assertive, non-aggressive behaviors in and out of school. Art educators particularly, can encourage students to visualize pro-social behavior. The teachers who contributed to this article used the management method suggested here. The teachers who contributed images to the "Bullies Don't Belong" project asked students to visualize pro-social and transformative behaviors. While the behavioral effectiveness of pro-social visualizations has not been assessed, the activity opens dialogue about social behavior and culture in classrooms and broader community. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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