ERIC Number: ED313116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Conflict Management Techniques for Kindergarten through Fourth Grade.
Conn, Edith Janell Rudd
An elementary school teacher discusses conflict management techniques appropriate for use with children in kindergarten through the fourth grade. Discussion first recapitulates developmental theory from several perspectives, including those of Freud, Erikson, Piaget, and profiles conflict theory. Illustrative contemporary social problems that influence children's development, learning, and behavior are described. Discussion then focuses on the goals of children's behavior and on two types of children that present teachers with tremendous challenges in conflict management: the rejected child and the antisocial child. Discussion of conflict management techniques covers such subjects as: (1) development of cooperation, trust, and self-concept; (2) experience and learning symbols for kindergarten; (3) social skills training in preschool; (4) the DUSO (Developing Understanding of Self and Others) kit, peer tutoring, and target behavior; (5) the process of sharpening perception; (6) cooperation and collaboration; (7) fair fighting; (8) direct communication through practice and role-play; (9) class meetings; (10) mediation and intervention; (11) trained student mediators; (12) goal setting with student input; (13) conflict management practice; (14) attention disorders; (15) the process of restructuring thinking; (16) the SAT (Stop and Think) technique; and (17) discipline as teaching. (RH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Research Colloquia, "Issues in Education" (Murray, KY, August 1989).