ERIC Number: ED116316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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Growing Pains. Uses of School Conflict.
DeCecco, John P.; Richards, Arlene K.
Intended for teachers, administrators, students, parents, counselors, professors, and consultants, this book provides a practical framework for the work of adults and young people who should improve the schools. It deals with different ways to use different viewpoints to generate new options for resolving conflict. It demonstrates how the same aggression aroused by conflict can be the wellspring for creative resolutions of it. Chapter 1 is introductory and describes the condition of the high school. Chapter 2 discusses the classroom and curriclulm conflict. Chapter 3 and 4 contain student descriptions of conflict and apply these descriptions to the democratic rights or constitutional principles students consider most relevant. Chapters 5 and 6 deal with anger, verbal threats, and the violence and vandalism that surround school conflict. Both chapters are based on new affect codes derived from psychoanalytic dynamic theory of aggression. Chapter 7 describes conflict and shows how students and school adults depict the various parties to conflicts and the differences and similarities between their points of view. Chapters 8 and 10 extend the data analysis. Chapter 9 describes how to resolve school conflicts. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Democratic Values, Dissent, Due Process, Equal Education, High Schools, Humanistic Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Models, Problem Solving, School Vandalism, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Rights, Teacher Response, Violence
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