ERIC Number: ED368993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Fostering Peace: A Comparison of Conflict Resolution Approaches for Students (K-12).
Iowa Peace Inst., Grinnell.
This compilation of 12 conflict resolution models is an attempt to provide a comparable overview of approaches that teach conflict management and peacemaking skills to K-12 students, teachers, counselors, and administrators. They have been selected for inclusion because they have been used in many schools around the United States. Each is classroom oriented, and each seeks to enhance responsibility and problem-solving skills. Many teachers and counselors are familiar with more than one approach and often combine elements of various models when teaching. Some models focus more on process, others more on communication skills or on respecting and understanding others as well as oneself; some link personal conflict situations with issues of international concern. All models foster peacemaking skills by developing respect for differing opinions, teaching empathy, and by developing collaborative problem solving skills. They empower students to find their own innovative approaches to conflict management and thus to develop self-esteem and decision making skills. (KM)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Peace, Prosocial Behavior
Iowa Peace Institute, 917 Tenth Avenue, P.O. Box 480, Grinnell, IA 50112 ($5; 20-99 copies $4.50 each; 100 or more copies $4 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa Peace Inst., Grinnell.
Identifiers: Iowa; Peace Education