ERIC Number: ED219222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Coping With Conflict: Strategies for Extension Community Development and Public Policy Professionals.
Tait, John; And Others
Particularly in the area of community resource development and public issues, Extension personnel in recent years have had to deal with an increasing amount of conflict as professional educators. Extension workers with limited training in conflict management have had to cope with situations usually involving the nature of the problems, the data and information available, establishment of goals, alternative policies for goal achievement, allocation of scarce resources, and vested interests of individuals, informal groups, organizations, and communities. As a follow-up to a 1977 North Central Region Staff Development Workshop on Coping with Conflict, it was decided to develop a resource publication for staff development which would contain the major workshop presentations regarding social conflict. These papers relate to (1) social conflict in community resource development and public policy education, (2) the nature of social conflict and how it operates, (3) understanding conflict strategies and developing skills to deal with it, (4) managing stress in conflict situations, (5) coping with conflict among organizations, and (6) the role of the educator's values in conflict intervention. A final section presents an annotated bibliography of selected resources for dealing with social conflict. (BRR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Ames, IA.
Identifiers: Community Resource Development; Public Policy Education; Stress Management
Note: Major presentations at the North Central Region Staff Development Workshop on Coping with Conflict (Zion, IL, May 16-19, 1977).