ERIC Number: ED361613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reducing School Violence: Schools Teaching Peace. A Joint Study.
Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.; Tennessee Education Association, Nashville.
This document was written by and for educators concerned about the classroom disruptions that steal instructional hours and endanger the safety of students. It also should be useful to community groups and parents who help children to develop productive skills in dealing with their own emotions and dealing with others in constructive ways. The document begins with a Rationale section to help readers more fully understand the extent of the problem of violence in the schools; the definitions and importance of conflict and conflict resolution; the focuses of several approaches to resolving conflict; and the need to act now to implement conflict resolution curriculum in schools. The Findings section of the report describes common characteristics of conflict resolution programs (content, teacher training, and parent involvement) being used in schools across the state of Tennessee and reported in recent literature. It also provides case studies as specific examples of successful elementary, middle, and high school conflict resolution programs. The section ends with an annotated list of resources that describes programs and curriculum guides, books and other print materials for children and adults, videotapes, organizations, and contact information for training on conflict resolution and mediation. Finally, a bibliography concludes the guide for teaching peace through conflict resolution. (Contains 71 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.; Tennessee Education Association, Nashville.