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KESS2 Scholarship: Evaluating KiVa bullying prevention programme in a UK secondary school.

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  • Full or part time
    Dr S Clarkson
    Prof J Hutchings
  • Application Deadline
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  • Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

Project Description

This scholarship is linked to the Centre’s work on disseminating and evaluating the Finnish KiVa school based bullying prevention programme. Until now we have focused on introducing and evaluation the programme in primary schools and we have trained over 150 primary schools to deliver the programme. This project will evaluate the first UK implementation of the programme in a secondary school.
The Centre has been working with the KiVa programme since 2011 and undertaken and published two pilot trials. It currently leads on a large RCT across four areas of the UK in partnership with Cardiff, Warwick, Exeter and Oxford Universities evaluating its implementation in a trial involving 120 primary schools.

KiVa is a whole school programme with universal and targeted components. The universal components include an annual pupil survey, class lessons, online games and other components to make the programme visible within the school. The targeted component includes specific strategies to deal with confirmed bullying incidents.

Finnish Finnish Comprehensive schools cover the age range 7 – 15 and the lesson programme has three units for children aged 7 -9, 10 -12 and 13 – 15 years. Implementation in a UK secondary school requires some adaptation which can be explored.

The successful applicant will collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative data on programme implementation in a secondary school in Wales.

How to Apply
For further information on this project contact Suzy Clarkson ([Email Address Removed]) or Judy Hutchings ([Email Address Removed]).
To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Judy Hutchings ([Email Address Removed]), cc to Penny Dowdney ([Email Address Removed]).

Funding Notes

Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS 2) is a pan-Wales higher level skills initiative led by Bangor University on behalf of the HE sector in Wales. It is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys.

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