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Social innovation to mitigate peer group exclusion in education

Author(s): Małgorzata Wójcik, Anna Hełka, Beata Kozak, Marta Błońska, Anna Garbarciuk, Małgorzata Małczak
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Instytut Badań Edukacyjnych
Keywords: social and educational psychology; lower-secondary school bullying; peer group exclusion

Summary/Abstract: The article presents three stages of a social innovation project aiming to create and implement intervention suitable to mitigate peer group exclusion during lower-secondary school transition. Reports and research conducted in schools emphasise the significance and adverse consequences of peer exclusion which rapidly arises during middle school. The first stage of the project consisted of qualitative research conducted in groups of lower-secondary school pupils and teachers. The results highlight the influence of emotional climate in school on pupil wellbeing and the types of pupils most often subjected to exclusion and victimisation. They also indicated that although pupils were aware of the behavioural consequences of exclusion, they tended to underestimate the outcome of their own behaviour in this respect. Foundations for social innovation are presented along with the results of an initial evaluation determining effectiveness.

  • Issue Year: 134/2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 125-142
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish