ERIC Number: ED409413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
School Mediation Trainer's Guide.
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. 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 guide, which accompanies a manual for students in grades 5 through 12 who are learning to become student mentors, provides a suggested outline for trainers to use in carrying out the 24 hours of training for student mediators. Much of the training time should be spent on roleplays, and suggestions for these scenarios are included. Recommended agendas are presented based on four 6-hour school days. Over the four agenda days, the following topics are discussed: (1) introduction to the mediation process; (2) premediation; (3) the mediation processes of factfinding, brainstorming, collaborating, bargaining, and closing the agreement; (4) postmediation; (5) ethical issues and special situations; (6) role plays; and (7)legal issues. Thirteen forms that may be used in the mediation process are presented. (SLD)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Legal Problems, Peer Influence, Peer Mediation, Peer Relationship, Secondary School Students, Teacher Education, Training, Urban Youth, Workshops
Good Shepherd Neighborhood House Mediation Program, 5356 Chew Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19138 ($25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Good Shepherd Neighborhood House, Philadelphia, PA.
Note: For the student mediator's training manual, see UD 031 805. For related manual, see UD 031 807.