Can young people develop and deliver effective creative anti-bullying strategies?

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Can young people develop and deliver effective creative anti-bullying strategies?

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dc.contributor.author Hickson, Andy en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-04T14:44:50Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T17:02:48Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-21T10:57:29Z
dc.date.issued 2009-11-03 en_GB
dc.description.abstract Using action research within a critical paradigm framework the author investigated young people’s ability to develop a programme of work that raises awareness of bullying in schools. The research group was made up of six young people, to whom the author and other specialists offered anti-bullying and participatory training techniques. The group eventually designed their own anti-bullying activity programme, which they delivered in creative workshop style sessions to other young people in schools. The author located this research in critical enquiry, engaging the group in a self-reflective process that aimed to be democratic, equitable, liberating and life enhancing. This report is written in the form of a narrative and evaluates the author’s practice as an educative theatre practitioner. Central themes to this research are bullying, power, creative activity and youth participation. Schools, teachers and adults are often described as sucking out the creativity of young people and thus not allowing many of them achieve their full potential. In this context young people are often powerless to deal with some of the difficult issues in their lives such as bullying. The author suggests that peer support is a key strategy to deal with bullying in schools. The author introduces a new concept of peer support called external peer support, which he has evaluated against the current literature. The definition of bullying is explored in depth, as is its relationship to power. The author suggests peer support to be a key strategy in youth participation and ultimately helping youth empowerment. en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/97886 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher University of Exeter en_GB
dc.subject Bullying en_GB
dc.subject Victims en_GB
dc.subject Empowerment en_GB
dc.subject Advocacy en_GB
dc.subject young people en_GB
dc.subject Peer support en_GB
dc.subject Grounded Theory en_GB
dc.subject Social participation en_GB
dc.subject Action research en_GB
dc.subject Ethics en_GB
dc.subject Theatre in Education en_GB
dc.subject Japan en_GB
dc.subject Drama therapy en_GB
dc.subject Empathy en_GB
dc.subject Projection en_GB
dc.subject Workshops en_GB
dc.subject Creativity en_GB
dc.title Can young people develop and deliver effective creative anti-bullying strategies? en_GB
dc.type Thesis or dissertation en_GB
dc.date.available 2010-05-04T14:44:50Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T17:02:48Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-21T10:57:29Z
dc.contributor.advisor Burden, Robert en_GB
dc.publisher.department Graduate School of Education en_GB
dc.type.degreetitle PhD in Education en_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_GB
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_GB


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