ERIC Number: ED419043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
TRIBE Teachers' Guide. Conflict Resolution Curriculum for Middle School.
Edelman, Dee; Coggins, Copper; Rios, Debbie; Liss, Kathryn
The conflict resolution curriculum introduced by this teachers' guide is based on the belief that conflict is a natural part of life, although few people have the skills to deal with conflict creatively. This curriculum gives students the opportunity to practice skills related to dealing with conflict successfully in all areas of their lives. The curriculum is based on the TRIBE steps: (1) Tell the other person what's up with you; (2) Reflectively listen to the response; (3) Identify what's important to each of you; (4) Brainstorm the solutions that meet both of your needs; and (5) Evaluate the solutions, choosing one or more to implement. After a discussion of each of the TRIBE components, this guide discusses using role plays to clarify conflict resolution situations. The sixth grade curriculum, "Overview of Conflict Resolution," follows. The seventh grade curriculum is titled "Listening for Solutions," and the curriculum for grade eight is "Speaking So Others Can Hear." For each grade, 16 lessons are presented. (SLD)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Conflict Resolution, Curriculum, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Relationship, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Role Playing, School Safety, Teaching Methods, Violence
The Mediation Center, 189 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801-3030 ($20 plus shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Mediation Center, Asheville, NC.
Note: For the middle school and high school (combined) curriculum teachers' guide, see UD 032 286.