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Effects of an anti-bullying curriculum enhanced by PCM

This qualitative action research study sought to understand the impact of utilizing a Process Communication Model (PCM) teaching method with an anti-bullying curriculum on the behavior of kindergarten students. Research has shown that anti-bullying curriculums can be successful, but never has PCM and an anti-bullying curriculum been used together. The researcher collected data on student actions, as well as student knowledge using observations, pre- and post- surveys, and a post curriculum assessment. The data confirms that a PCM-enhanced pedagogy can be an effective tool in an anti-bullying curriculum. In particular, students seemed more open to discuss the anti-bullying curriculum when PCM was used. KEYWORDS: anti-bullying curriculum, bullying, kindergarten, personality type, The Process Communication Model (PCM)

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