Discuss the relative effectiveness of two strategies for reducing violence



The Jigsaw Classroom Elliot Aronson (1979)


      a cooperative learning technique designed to reduce prejudice and violence.


      Just as in a jigsaw puzzle, each piece--each student's part--is essential for the completion and full understanding of the final product.


      If each student's part is essential, then each student is essential; and that is precisely what makes this strategy so effective.


      Aronson advocated for jigsaw classrooms as part of an approach to defusing the social divisions underlying school violence.


The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP)




Study to use: Olweus (1993)


Discussion of relative effectiveness of school based programs