ERIC Number: ED158372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-20
Reference Count: 0
Strategy Development for Managing Selected Educational Conflicts. A Conceptual Report Related to Conflict and Its Management in the Areas of Student-Student, Student-School, and School-Community Relations.
Trusty, Francis M.
Managing educational conflict has become increasingly more complex. The purpose of this study was to identify three areas of educational conflict and suggest strategies for managing such conflict. These areas are student-student conflict, student-school conflict, and school-community conflict. Data were collected through interviews with people who have specialized knowledge about conflict. The data did not produce formal conclusions but rather is meant to be the point of departure for focused research efforts. Chapter 1 discusses the role and function of conflict in the larger society and in education. Subsequent chapters each introduce an area of conflict and discuss (1) assumptions related to it, (2) forms of undesirable conflict in that area, (3) sources of and reasons for conflict, (4) suggested strategies for handling conflict, and (5) potential effectiveness of the suggested strategies. Strategies for managing student conflict include such techniques as problem-solving, fact-finding, confrontation, and mediation. Strategies for managing student-school conflict include reeducating faculty and administrators, developing strategies to deal with potential conflicts and modifying educational goals and practices. Managing school-community conflicts involves communication, citizen involvement, public meetings, mediators, judicial proceedings, and, in some cases, force. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A