3- Using empathy and social mediation to improve school climate. Insights from three French experimental designs

- Gouchon Maëliss, Ecole Normale Supérieur (ENS), France

- Kerivel Aude, nstitut Nationale de la Jeunesse et de l’Education Populaire (INJEP), France

This article contrasts the results of three French experimental designs on school climate. The first one is a restitution of a victimisation survey’s results to school staffs. It succeeded in raising adults’ awareness on school bullying but has not allowed to ameliorate school climate. The second and third experimentations aim at improving school climate through education to empathy and social mediation in schools respectively. These experimentations have decreasing violence and improving several school climate parameters. But beyond these concepts, it seems that the sense of community belonging generated by the work of team, essential for positive school climate.

Keywords : Climat scolaire, empathie, expérimentation, evaluation, harcèlement, médiation sociale, prévention, bullying, empathy, experimentation, evaluation, prevention school climate, social mediation.


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