ERIC Number: ED386652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Improving Behavior of Middle School Students through a Conflict Resolution Program for Sixth-Grade.
The purpose of this practicum was to resolve conflict in a peaceful and constructive manner in the sixth-grade. Students participated in a conflict resolution and peer mediation program designed to enable friendships to grow and to reduce the number of violent acts within the school setting. Thirty students initially began in the program. During the mediation training period, four students withdrew from school, and after peer mediation graduation, one student was admitted to the program. At the end of the eight month implementation period 10 out of 15 mediation cases were resolved peacefully. All students participating in the program enjoyed being peer mediators, and many expresses a desire to be peer mediators the following year. Participants' parents or guardians and their teachers evaluated the program after 8 months. The majority expressed positive comments on the survey. Appendices provide mediator forms, parent and teacher surveys, parent participation guides, and various supplemental materials. Three tables provide the results of the parent and teacher surveys. (Author/SR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum paper, Nova Southeastern University.