ERIC Number: ED412444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-May
Conflict Resolution through Literature.
Graves, Marilyn; Nordling, George; Roberts, Deanna; Taylor, Carol
This report describes a program for decreasing student aggressive behavior when confronted with conflict. The targeted population consisted of four fourth grade classrooms in a growing middle class community. The problems of aggressive behavior were documented with classroom surveys, discipline and peer mediation referrals, records of parent contacts, and class time lost due to inappropriate behaviors. A review of solution strategies suggested by peer mediation and authors in the field, combined with an analysis of the surveys on conflict and its setting, resulted in the selection of conflict resolution as a method of intervention. This process involved defining the characteristics of conflict, teaching the components of conflict resolution, and then using a literature to present these strategies. Results indicated that student's perceptions of conflict changed, recognizing that conflict is an inevitable occurrence, however, they were not always able to implement the strategies when faced with a conflict. (Contains 48 references and 5 appendixes.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Masters Field-Based Action Research Project, Saint Xavier University and IRI/Skylight.