ERIC Number: ED380749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug-1
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Conflict Resolution Training Program, 1993-94. OER Report.
To help students learn peaceful conflict resolution, the Comprehensive Conflict Resolution Program was initiated. This report analyzes that effort. The program established peer mediation centers in high schools and developed a pilot course or core unit on collaborative negotiation. The program's development and inception are presented in this report in four chapters. Chapter 1 gives the background of the program, program goals, and the evaluation focus and methodology which were used to judge the program. Program implementation is discussed in chapter 2, with major findings appearing in chapter 3. Chapter 4 offers conclusions and recommendations. During the first year, efforts focused largely on training staff and providing on-site support via a conflict resolution coordinator. Each high school selected and trained a cadre of students as mediators who, under adult supervision, mediated disputes involving their peers. Evaluation of the program found that schools made substantial progress in implementing the program. School administrators and program specialists noted positive changes in the attitudes and behavior of school staff and students, along with other improvements. For the second year, program efforts centered on helping schools deal more effectively with conflict by increasing their sense of program ownership and independence through continued training. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.