M.S. in Teaching
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Hespe, David C.
Bullying in schools; Third grade (Education)
Elementary Education and Teaching
The purpose of this research study was to determine how teaching students about bullying affects a third grade classroom. Students in a third grade classroom were given a pre-unit survey to determine their knowledge and experience with bullying. A four week unit on bullying was then taught to all students. Each week students were given a separate survey to determine their experience with bullying throughout the week. By the last week of the study, the number of bullying incidents was reduced by 50% showing that educating students about bullying reduced the amount of bullying in the class and created a more caring classroom environment. Implications for implementing bullying education programs in classrooms and school wide were discussed.
Falco, Kristen, "Bullying in a third grade classroom" (2008). Theses and Dissertations. 721.