ERIC Number: ED315182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Implementation of a Program for Teaching Conflict Resolution Strategies in a Primary Classroom.
An experienced primary school teacher designed a practicum to teach conflict resolution strategies to 20 second and third grade students in a suburban private school outside a large city in the southeastern United States.The main goal was to train students in prosocial skills so that they could resolve their conflicts with classmates peacefully, quickly, and without involving an adult. To achieve this goal, the practitioner: (1) sent a questionnaire to teachers in the school to assess the amount of class time spent in conflict; (2) conducted an observational assessment to gather additional information on the amount of class time expended in disputes; (3) taught conflict resolution strategies to students; (4) oversaw groups who were using the strategies; and (5) presented, with the aid of students, a conflict resolution training workshop for teachers. Practicum evaluation data indicated that the intervention had positive outcomes. The amount of time involved in conflict declined and the use of various prosocial methods of conflict resolution increased. Appendices provide instrumentation, a synopsis of the workshop, and an outline of the conflict resolution process. Approximately 20 references are cited. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.