ERIC Number: ED101414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Conflict Management in Education. NAESP School Leadership Digest Series, Number 10. ERIC/CEM Research Analysis Series, Number 12.
Since the school administrator cannot avoid conflict, it is imperative that he or she be prepared to cope with it when it arises and, if possible, before it develops. More than simple coping with conflict, an administrator needs to know how to channel conflict toward constructive ends. Conflict theory is given primary attention in this paper in order to provide school administrators with a conceptual framework within which to analyze the conflict-laden events and situations that arise in daily administration. It is essential that administrators be apprised of the complex nature of conflict and of its underlying dynamics, so that they come to see opponents not as enemies but as fellow human beings subject to the same forces that they themselves are subject to. (Author/WM)
Descriptors: Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Dissent, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizational Theories, School Administration, School Community Relationship, Social Problems, Social Psychology, Student School Relationship, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Values
National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($2.50, single copy; $24.00 plus postage, series of 13 reports)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Washington, DC.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Note: A related document is EA 005 882