iROC: Investigating Research on
Join us for another lunchtime iROC on Thursday, March 6, when
Vivian Milczarski, Library, and Fran Spielhagen, Division of
Education, present Mean Girls and Lord of the Flies: Bullying
in Single Sex Classes.
Single-sex schools and classes are a growing school arrangement
in the United States, particularly in middle schools. At the same
time, teachers, parents, and the general public have become more
aware of bullying in schools, especially among adolescent students.
Popular films like Mean Girls and standard young adult
literature like Lord of the Flies present bullying as a
common, almost normal, part of adolescent socialization. Based on
prior research and collaboration by Vivian and Fran, their research
project sought to answer a simple, but logical question: To what
extent do single-sex classes foster bullying? Is there anything
teachers can do to help stop bullying? The findings were not so
simple and may surprise you.
Vivian Milczarski is Assistant Librarian for Collection
Development at the MSMC Library. Frances R. Spielhagen, PhD, is
Associate Professor of Education in the Division of Education, and
also Director of the Mount’s Center for Adolescent Research and
This presentation will take place on Thursday, March 6 at 12:45
pm in the Library Café in the Dominican Center. Refreshments will
be served. All are welcome.
For more information about this or any of the iROC
presentations, or to volunteer as an iROC speaker, please contact
Dr. Doug Robinson, Assistant Professor of Biology and coordinator
of the iROC program, at 845-569-3648 or firstname.lastname@example.org