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ERIC Number: EJ877122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0829-5735
The Role of Arts-Based Curricula in Bullying Prevention: Elijah's Kite--A Children's Opera
Haner, Dilys; Pepler, Debra; Cummings, Joanne; Rubin-Vaughan, Alice
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v25 n1 p55-69 2010
This article describes a children's opera about bullying that was presented to five classrooms in three schools and evaluated with a pre-post design. Data were available for 104 Grade 4 and 5 students who completed a bullying prevalence survey and bullying knowledge quiz before and 6 weeks after the opera. Bullying knowledge increased significantly and there was a significant decrease in self-reported victimization. There was a significant gender by time interaction indicating that boys reported less bullying whereas girls reported more bullying over time. Findings are discussed in terms of the arts as media for bullying prevention. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A