ERIC Number: ED416301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
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Conflict Resolution. Fact Sheet #55.
LeBoeuf, Donni; Delany-Shabazz, Robin V.
By teaching young people how to manage conflict, conflict resolution education can reduce juvenile violence in juvenile facilities, schools, and communities, while providing lifelong decision-making skills. Conflict resolution programs also combat chronic truancy and reduce the number of suspensions and disciplinary referrals. Their potential for use in urban schools and youth programs is obvious. Conflict resolution programs are most effective when they involve the entire facility or school community, are integrated into institutional management practices and the educational curriculum, and are linked to family and community mediation initiatives. There are four general approaches to conflict resolution education: (1) process curriculum, in which conflict resolution is taught as a distinct lesson or course; (2) peer mediation, in which trained youth mediators work with peers to find solutions; (3) peaceable classroom and peaceable school methodologies that involve the whole educational environment; and (4) conflict resolution programs in nonschool settings, such as youth clubs or community centers. Community centers, usually found in urban areas, often collaborate with law enforcement agencies and other youth-serving agencies to present integrated programs. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.