ERIC Number: ED377968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Conflict Resolution in the Middle School: A Curriculum and Teaching Guide. Field Test Version.
Kreidler, William J.
This curriculum guide allows teachers to help middle school students become more effective at handling conflict nonviolently and use what they know about interpersonal conflict resolution to understand conflict in the larger world. The curriculum is based on a model called the Peaceable Classroom, a caring classroom community that emphasizes cooperation, communication, affective education, appreciation for diversity, and conflict resolution. An introduction helps teachers understand the theoretical and developmental principles on which the curriculum is based and how the guide is organized. The guide is divided into three parts. The first part, "Conflict Skills Lessons," introduces students to 10 basic conflict resolution skills or concepts. The lessons also introduce the conflict activity types that are used throughout the curriculum. The second part, "Diversity and Conflict Lessons," is a thematic unit that helps students better understand diversity and how to deal with conflict that is rooted in diversity. The third part, "Infusing Conflict Resolution into the Curriculum," describes how to reinforce the skills and concepts introduced in the skill lessons by reinforcing them in the context of standard middle school content. Each lesson contains an overview, lesson activities, additional activities, and handouts, and can be presented using a workshop approach or standard lesson approach. Three appendices contain additional activities to be used with the lessons and guidelines for role-plays. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Relationship, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Peer Relationship, Problem Solving, Social Cognition, Thematic Approach
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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