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ERIC Number: ED378486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Conflict Resolution for School Counselors: Facilitation and Social Learning.
Stalling, Janice E.; And Others
Conflict resolution must be approached in a particular way by professional school counselors who seek to minimize conflict without discouraging growth and development in their students. This article acknowledges the growing interest in conflict resolution among professional counselors and explains how resolution interventions may be tempered by a concern for social development in children. Proactive suggestions are also offered for school counselors on how to assess and deal with conflict in school settings so that the counselor can help provide a safe school environment in which students can participate in experimental play that fosters social interactional experience. Much of what the counselor does to accomplish this task consists of monitoring, modeling, and in some instances, direct intervention into social relationships and encounters of the students. Thus the conflict resolution skills of the counselor fuels the momentum for developmental guidance activities that reinforce the human values of the school community. Conceptually, the professional school counselor serves as a resource for children as they learn the limits of personal autonomy within the context of social expectations and roles. Such limits are defined at the point at which social cooperation becomes a learned competency and a legitimate expectation for the autonomous individual. Contains 25 references. (BF)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A