ERIC Number: ED414389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
The Handbook of Conflict Resolution Education. A Guide to Building Quality Programs in Schools. The Jossey-Bass Education Series.
Bodine, Richard J.; Crawford, Donna K.
Conflict resolution education has proven to be one of the key components of school strategies that not only assist young people in finding alternatives to violence, but also support them in developing the social competencies of cooperation, empathy, creative problem solving, social cognitive skills, and relationship skills. This handbook is a fundamental, comprehensive resource to every school or school district that wants to incorporate conflict resolution principles and skills into its educational programs. The following chapters are included: (1) "Conflict Resolution and the Mission of Education"; (2) "The Capacity of Schools To Develop Responsible Citizens"; (3) "Understanding Conflict as a Learning Opportunity"; (4) "Essential Goals and Principles"; (5) "An Overview of Exemplary Programs"; (6) "Research Findings on What Works"; (7) "Ensuring Developmentally Appropriate Practices"; (8) "Developing and Implementing Programs"; and (9) "Conducting a Strategic Plan." Four appendixes discuss consulting and training organizations, curriculum resources, and selecting curriculum and staff development providers, and present a list of 86 sources for recommended reading. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table, and 19 exhibits.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Conflict Resolution, Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Problem Solving, Program Development, Teaching Methods
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($34.95); telephone: (415) 433-1740; fax: (800) 605-2665; http://www.josseybass.com (quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Dispute Resolution, Washington, DC.
Note: Foreword by Judith M. Filner.