M.S. in Teaching
Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Education
College of Education
Wassell, Beth A.
Bullying in schools; Drama in education
Secondary Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study was to educate high school students about bullying prevention through the use of theatre education. A unit was designed to enhance student discussion and interpretation of the issue. The use of student journals, discussions, and student work artifacts were used as data sources for this action research study. Along with this, students rehearsed and produced a play, Bang, Bang, You're Dead, designed to create prevention awareness. The Advanced Acting class, eighteen junior and senior level high school students, went through a continuum of change during the study. There was a visible change in their discussions and interpretations during the process. The students took ownership of the information toward the conclusion of the study and created material to reach out to their school community. The data in this study show that students can use their skills and strengths to both comprehend the subject and produce understandings.
Pioppi, Amanda N., "Using theatre education as a medium for bullying prevention" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 658.