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ERIC Number: ED400960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Creating Peaceful Learning Environments.
Cameron, Catherine Ann; And Others
Three action research projects were conducted with the intention of creating peaceful learning environments in Canadian schools from kindergarten to twelfth grade. The first project focused on social skills development, especially conflict management, for elementary school students in a rural New Brunswick school. Staff used Washington state's Seattle Committee for Children's Second Step materials. Although the number of disruptive playground incidents did not diminish significantly, parents and teachers thought that students had developed more prosocial behaviors and had developed skills for handling disputes. The second project evaluated conflict resolution training with elementary and junior high school teachers in an inner city school district. Incidents of violence were less frequent at the intervention school in comparison to the number at the comparison school during the post-test. Teachers identified additional needed work in conflict resolution. The third project engaged high school students in anger management training based on their self reports of disruption of their academic performance from the prevalence of violence in their lives and their suggestion of anger management as a solution. Thirty grade 10 students were randomly assigned to one of two cognitive behavioral treatment groups or to a control group. Eight sessions were conducted twice weekly. Students reported increased awareness of process of anger arousal and increased repertoires of responses. (KDFB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Canada