ERIC Number: ED369541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
A Developmental Approach to Conflict Resolution.
To ensure that children will be able to learn to resolve interpersonal conflicts, teachers need to examine the ways in which they resolve conflicts with the young children under their care. Teachers also need to ensure that children: (1) possess environments where they trust that they will be safe and well-cared for; (2) develop a sense of autonomy, power, and control over themselves and their own actions, seeing the limits of their power over others; and (3) learn to manage and control aggressive impulses, channeling those impulses into other growth-promoting activities, such as art, play, and storytelling. Once children have achieved these abilities, they can begin to understand the concepts of conflict resolution and mediation that are appropriate as they become older children. (MDM)
Descriptors: Aggression, Child Behavior, Conflict Resolution, Developmental Stages, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Interpersonal Communication, Peer Relationship, Self Control, Social Development, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Young Children
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Anaheim, CA, November 10-14, 1993).