ERIC Number: EJ1200420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
The Bully's Face: Using Art to Understand Bullying in Gifted Children
Groman, Jennifer L.
Gifted Child Today, v42 n1 p12-18 Jan 2019
This article discusses bullying among the author's gifted sixth graders within their general education classes, in situations where the gifted were both victim and bully. There are few studies of the gifted child as bully. Using depth psychology, visual arts, and writing, the students constructed the bully and victim using torn paper and writing from both the perspective of the bully and victim. The author and her students charted the three stages of stress and specific ways to avoid or ameliorate these situations. The author contends that using creative art and depth psychology principles and respecting the unique psychology of the gifted student were pivotal in understanding this situation and determining helpful solutions. These include getting plenty of sleep, writing in a journal or diary, doing something physical such as dancing or sports, or talking to a friend.
Descriptors: Bullying, Sleep, Journal Writing, Gifted, Grade 6, Victims, Visual Arts, Writing (Composition), Psychology, Stress Variables, Student Characteristics, Physical Activities, Friendship, Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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