Dramatising the hidden hurt: acting against covert bullying by adolescent girls
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This paper, delivered at the International Drama in Education Research Institute (IDIERI) conference in Sydney in July 2009, explores the outcomes of a project designed to apply the applied theatre techniques developed for the Acting Against Bullying programme to the specific problem of covert or hidden bullying by adolescent girls. Conducted in a large all girls' school, the research reveals some significant new information about the nature of covert bullying. It also provides confirmatory evidence of the efficacy of drama in enhancing identification, empathy and self-esteem in adolescent girls to enable them to deal more effectively with relational aggression. The project is on-going in 2010.
Research in Drama Education
© 2010 Routledge. This is an electronic version of an article published in Research in Drama Education, Volume 15, Issue 2 May 2010 , pages 255 - 270. Research in Drama Education is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com with the open URL of your article.
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