ERIC Number: ED409412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Student Mediator's Training Manual.
Good Shepherd Neighborhood House, Philadelphia, PA.
Mediation is a process that enables two or more persons in a dispute to find mutually agreeable solutions to their differences with the aid of a mediator. The mediator does not take sides, but helps the disputants consider their options. Mediation is voluntary, and disputing parties must agree to participate. Furthermore, the mediator does not have the power to force an agreement. School mediation programs have been starting in schools across the United States as an alternative to traditional dispute resolution methods. Mediators in a school program are students who are trained in the mediation process and in critical listening skills. This manual is written to train students in grades 5 through 12 to facilitate the mediation process. The following chapters are presented as part of the 24 hours of training: (1) "Introduction to the Mediation Process"; (2) "Pre-Mediation Stage"; (3) "Mediation Stage"; (4) "Mediation Stage"; (5) "Mediation Stage and Post-Mediation"; (6) "Ethical Issues and Special Situations"; (7) "Integrated Roleplays"; and (8) "Legal Principles." Exercises and activities are presented with each chapter, and three roleplays are included. A related "Trainer's Guide" is designed to accompany this manual to train mediator trainers. (SLD)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Legal Problems, Peer Influence, Peer Mediation, Peer Relationship, Secondary School Students, Training, Urban Youth
Good Shepherd Neighborhood House Mediation Program, 5356 Chew Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19138 ($15).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Good Shepherd Neighborhood House, Philadelphia, PA.
Note: For the school mediation training guide, see UD 031 806. For related manual, see UD 031807.