Use clips from the film BULLY, along with additional classroom resources, to address issues of ostracism, bullying, and encourage upstander behavior in your school and classroom.
The Ostracism Case Study grew out of the Harvard-Facing History and Ourselves research on improving inter-group relations among youth funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Dennis Barr is the Director of Program Evaluation at Facing History and Ourselves, as well as a psychologist. He is a Lecturer of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He was the principal investigator for the Carnegie Corporation of New York-funded research entitled, Intergroup relations among youth: a study of the impact and processes of Facing History and Ourselves. The Ostracism Case Study emerged from this project. Barr has published articles based on his research on social and ethical development and risk taking behavior in adolescents.
Read interview excerpts with Jill, a white girl from an upper-middle class family. This interview is part of a series of interviews with eighth-grade students and teachers on dynamics between students and how their perspectives differ.
Explore the teacher's perspective on classroom incidents and how Facing History's curriculum helped change dynamics between students in her classroom. This is part of a series of interviews of students and teachers.