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ERIC Number: ED386642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May-24
Pages: 111
Abstractor: N/A
Helping Teen Mothers Make Positive Choices Thereby Reducing Suspensions through a Curriculum for Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation.
Schmidt, Portia Ann Marie
This program was developed and implemented to resolve conflict among administrators, staff, and students, thereby reducing suspensions in a teen-parent school. Ranging from 12 to 20 years old, the target population was 160 female teen parents. The objectives for the program were for suspensions to be reduced by 15%; that 35% of the students would exhibit a positive attitude and increase their critical thinking skills; that 50% of both teachers and students would increase their knowledge about the process of conflict resolution. A peer mediation design that included strategies such as active listening, problem solving, cooperative group work, role-playing and group discussion was implemented. Attitudinal changes were measured by a pre-post survey while a pre- and post-test measured cognitive knowledge of content. The suspension report from the previous year for the same 12-week period was used to measure effectiveness of the entire program. All objectives of the program measured partial success. Appendixes include suspension reports, attitude surveys, pre/post-test, evaluations, discipline policy, board goals, and letters of recommendation. Contains 16 references. (Author/JBJ)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Educational Specialist Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.