ERIC Number: ED081691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Some Effects of Teaching Adolescents Some Creative, Peaceful Conflict Resolution Approaches.
Fogg, Richard W.
The field of conflict resolution in the social studies curricula is considered in this paper. The author presents a repertoire of creative and peaceful conflict resolution approaches in a copyrighted appendix. Techniques are described and contrasts are drawn with current social studies curricula. Some of the effects of teaching part of the repertoire to some high school students is reported. The proposed creative, peaceful approaches to international conflict are organized into six categories based on what dimension of a conflict is mainly involved: the parties involved, the bases of conflict, the location, the timing, the nature of the involvement, and the causes. It is suggested that the value of including conflict resolution in social studies curricula is that creative, peaceful approaches can provide options that can reduce the necessity for a persisting stalemate, can reduce the need for tension to continuously escalate while negotiation continues, and can reduce the likelihood of exhausting all the promising nonviolent strategies for dealing with a particular crisis. (Author/SHM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Affective Behavior, Attitude Change, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Human Relations, Intergroup Relations, International Education, International Relations, Models, Peace, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Social Behavior, Social Studies, Speeches, Teaching Methods
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Note: Paper presented at the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Meeting, Boston, November, 1972