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25/11/2009

Tool Information

Settings: Education
MHP Steps: Implementation
Country of Origin: Ireland
Languages: English
Publication Information:

O´Moore AM, Minton SJ 2005, Evaluation of the Effectiveness of an Anti-Bullying Programme in Primary Schools. Aggressive Behavior: vol 31, pages 609 - 622.

Evaluation: Yes
Available Formats: Paper Based
Free: Unknown
Restrictions on Use: No
Tool Focus: Individual and Organisation
Tool Type: Educational/Training

Tool Description

A nationwide programme to prevent and manage bullying in Irish schools. There is four key elements in this programme. 1. Training a Network of professionals. Teachers training through a programme of workshops and seminars in order to provide training and support for boards of management, staff, pupils, and parents in the prevention and countering of bullying in their school communities. 2. Teachers` Resource Pack: A pack containing information about bullying behaviour. 3. Parents` Resource Pack: An information leaflet entitled "Bullying: What Parents Need to Know" 4. Work With Pupils: Assisting schools, through the intervention of trained teachers who formed the professional network , in creating a climate that does not accept bullying The program is based on nationwide anti-bullying programme in Norway (Roland & Munthe 1997)

Tool Characteristics

Application in the Field: General use in one country
Tool mainly used in: Ireland
Stage of Development: Recently produced(2-3 years)
Evaluation and Research: Studies/Technical Data available
Beneficiary Involvement in Design: No reference to active participation

Evaluation Description

Evaluation process is reported in O´Moore AM, Minton SJ 2005, Evaluation of the Effectiveness of an Anti-Bullying Programme in Primary Schools. Aggressive Behavior: vol 31, pages 609 - 622. In evaluation, pupils from 22 schools completed modified version of the Olweys Bully/Victim Questionnaire and teachers completed a questionnaire (concerning their knowledge and feelings about bullying) , both before and after the implementation of the anti-bullying program.

Contact Details

Contact Name: A.M. Moore
Organisation Name: Department of Education, Trinity College Dublin
Address: 7 Lower Abbey St,
Postal Code: DUBLIN 1, Co.
Country: Ireland
Email: momoore@tcd.ie

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