Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Amy Cummins
Dr. William Broz
Dr. Danika Brown
Recently, bullying has become a critical area of research across disciplines exploring effective tools for dealing with this increasing problem. Emerging from this critical research is a new sub-genre of young adult (YA) anti-bullying literature that is becoming increasingly popular. This thesis offers a critical analysis of the contemporary YA anti-bullying literature and how it corresponds to The Bullying Circle, a highly effective bully prevention program tool. This work will incorporate scholarship about the educational interpretation of YAL and the potential impact it has on adolescents. Looking at The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier and Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli with the Bullying Circle as a guide demonstrates that these books can effective classroom tools.
University of Texas-Pan American
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