Panel: Conflict Resolution and Peace Education, Cultivating an Actively-caring Culture in Schools

Presented by: Shane McCarty, Virginia Tech University
Presented at: 4th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education
Date of Session: June 11, 2011

Session Description: This field study evaluated prevention efforts in bullying among elementary-school students by promoting pro-social behavior. Teachers of fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students, promoted “actively caring” (AC) behavior in their students. The study results will be shared and their impact on interpersonal bullying, victimization, and observed bullying which decreased significantly, indicating the effectiveness of a positive approach to undesirable behavior.