ERIC Number: ED370150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Enhancing Conflict Resolution Strategies with Prekindergarten Students through Children's Literature and a Citizenship Program.
Hall, Ora L.
A practicum was executed with the primary purpose of enhancing prekindergarten students' ability to address conflicts in a positive prosocial manner. The location of the practicum was an urban elementary school which houses prekindergarten through grade 6. A literacy program (consisting of storytelling activities using the various forms of children's literature, role playing, puppetry, flannel board, organized games, and physical movement) and a citizenship program providing opportunities for students to be distinguished for exhibiting appropriate social behavior were implemented during a 12-week period. Students completed conflict inventories near the beginning and end of the practicum period. Students were also observed during "choice time" and recess. Results indicated that: (1) inappropriate acts of conflict before the practicum numbered over 30 per day and dropped considerably during the last 4 weeks of the practicum; (2) students' ability to determine the appropriate course of action in the event of a conflict increased significantly; and (3) students received both programs with much enthusiasm. (Contains 52 references and 4 tables of data. A record form for observations, the conflict inventory test pictures, and a 44-item bibliography of children's literature are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.