ERIC Number: ED347607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing Prosocial Behavior of Elementary Students in Grades K-6 through a Conflict Resolution Management Program.
Satchel, Brenda B.
A practicum was implemented to increase prosocial behavior of students in grades K-6 through a conflict resolution management program. The objectives of the intervention were to: (1) reduce student discipline referrals for antisocial behavior; (2) increase student conflict resolution scores; and (3) increase the prosocial behavior of students. Several activities were utilized to increase the prosocial behavior of students. These activities involved the selection and training of student facilitators who would serve as mediators in conflict situations; teacher inservice designed to give teachers strategies for resolving conflicts within the school setting; implementation of a curriculum to teach conflict resolution within the school setting; presentations at PTA Executive Board, School Improvement/Effective School Team, and School Care Team meetings; monitoring of the progress of students; and implementation of behavior management techniques within the classroom setting. Data used to evaluate the practicum intervention indicated a somewhat positive effect upon increasing the prosocial behavior of elementary students. However, all three objectives were not achieved as outlined by the established criteria. The results indicated that discipline referrals for antisocial behavior were reduced, a majority of the students improved their conflict resolution scores, students felt that they got along well with their peers, and they felt good about school. (Nine tables of data are included; 28 references and 4 appendixes of forms--student discipline action summary, a form for student profiles on conflict resolution, an annual school survey, and a weekly log--are attached.) (Author/PRA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Communication Behavior; Conflict Management; Mediation Techniques; Peer Facilitators
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.