ERIC Number: ED286036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
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Mediate and Educate. Techniques.
King, Karen N.
Lifelong Learning, v11 n1 p28-29 Sep 1987
Mediation is a process of intervention into a dispute between two parties by a neutral third party who assists them in voluntarily reaching a mutually acceptable settlement of the issues in dispute. In a classroom setting, mediation can be a tool for teaching communication skills in a new and interesting manner. Allowing students to use newly acquired written and verbal communication skills in true-to-life situations demonstrates the practical use of what they have learned and helps them to remember the process. The sequence of steps in a formal mediation session are fact finding, defining the problem, generating options, developing a solution, and writing an agreement. Besides being a process for resolving a conflict, the five steps provide numerous opportunities for learning by adults. (Each of the five steps is analyzed, and examples of their application are given.) (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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