ERIC Number: ED422094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-May
Conflict Resolution Techniques for Early Elementary.
Vollmer, Marian L.; Drook, Ellen B.
Increasing numbers of schools are implementing conflict resolution programs to help students use nonviolent strategies to deal with conflict. This paper outlines the six steps of the Vollmer-Drook Conflict Resolution Curriculum, designed for use with grades kindergarten through 8. An introduction describes the pilot project, conducted at the Falk Laboratory School of the University of Pittsburgh in 1996-97, in which the Knopf Conflict Resolution Curriculum was adapted for the elementary school population. The findings of the pilot study indicated that primary school students frequently began to use conflict resolution strategies independent of adult intervention. The six steps of the adapted curriculum are then outlined: (1) defining conflict; (2) identifying feelings and actions; (3) dealing with anger; (4) building communication skill; (5) brainstorming; and (6) practicing communication and brainstorming skills. One lesson plan is presented for each step; each lesson plan includes the objective, materials needed, a warm-up activity, procedures, closure, and the rationale for the step. Appended to the document are visual materials used in the lessons. (KB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Association of Lab Schools.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Falk Lab School.
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC) (Pittsburgh, PA, May 1998).