Storytelling in Schools
STORIES: A Classroom-based Program to Reduce Aggressive Behavior
Journal of School Psychology; v39 n1 p71-94 Jan-Feb 2001
by Hedwig Teglasi and Lee Rothman
Keywords: elementary school, classroom behavior, peer group influence, storytelling techniques, critical thinking, teacher education
Discusses the 15-session Structure/Themes/Open Communication/Reflection/ Individuality/Experiential Learning/ Social-Problem-Solving (STORIES) program, which uses the peer group and story form as vehicles to improve social problem solving for aggressors, victims, and bystanders.
Post-intervention reports show decreases in externalizing and antisocial behaviors for children not identified as aggressive, and increases for the identified children. (Contains 75 references and 3 tables.)
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