ERIC Number: ED404426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Conflict Resolution Education. A Guide to Implementing Programs in Schools, Youth-Serving Organizations, and Community and Juvenile Justice Settings. Program Report.
Crawford, Donna; Bodine, Richard
This guide was developed for educators, juvenile justice practitioners, and others in youth-serving organizations to increase awareness of conflict resolution education and its potential for the peaceful settlement of disputes. Conflict resolution programs can help schools promote both the individual behavior changes necessary for responsible citizenship and the systemic change necessary for a safe learning environment. The guide is designed to provide sufficient information and tools to initiate the development of comprehensive youth-centered conflict resolution programs. Chapter 1, "Understanding Conflict Resolution," defines conflict as a natural condition and presents the essential principles of conflict resolution. Each of the next four chapters discusses one of the following approaches to conflict resolution: (1) the process curriculum approach; (2) the mediation program approach (peer or other mediation); (3) the peaceable classroom approach; and (4) the peaceable school approach, a comprehensive whole-school approach. The next two chapters address conflict resolution in juvenile justice settings and in parent and community initiatives. The final three chapters consider research on conflict resolution, developmentally appropriate practices, and conflict resolution program development and implementation. Nine appendixes offer a variety of resources for establishing conflict resolution education programs, including lists for further reading, a glossary, sample forms, and a strategic program plan. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.