ERIC Number: ED405390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Center for Peace Education Programs 1992-1993. Final Report.
Kmitta, Daniel; Berlowitz, Marvin
The Center for Peace Education is an ecumenical nonprofit organization that provides educational programs for peace and social justice in the Cincinnati (Ohio) area. In the 1980s, through a gradual process, the Center introduced nonviolence and conflict-resolution training into several urban schools in and around greater Cincinnati. In 1992 the Center began to offer college credit to some participants in its nonviolent conflict-resolution training. Two of the Center's programs are conflict-resolution curricula. The "Students' Creative Response to Conflict" (SCRC) and the Cooperative Discipline Program give both students and teachers the skills to resolve conflicts without violence. The Peer Mediation program uses trained student peer mediators to resolve conflicts that have already occurred between two students. These programs were evaluated in 1992-93, with the SCRC's receiving the most attention. Direct observation and surveys of participants provided evaluation data. Evaluation of the three programs demonstrates that the organization is a valuable resource for reducing the potential for violence in the Cincinnati public schools. Four appendixes present details about the evaluation. There are 31 tables of evaluation data. (SLD)
Descriptors: Arbitration, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Communication, Peace, Peer Counseling, Prevention, Problem Solving, Program Evaluation, Training, Urban Schools, Violence
Center for Peace Education, 103 William Howard Taft Road, Cincinnati, OH 45219 ($10 plus $3 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Peace Education, Cincinnati, OH.
Authoring Institution: Cincinnati Univ., OH. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Cincinnati)