ERIC Number: ED433396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-21
Conflict Mediation at School: Peace through Avoidance?
Carter, Candice C.
This study examined the outcomes of student conflict mediation at two urban middle schools in California. Data collection involved observations, interviews, and instrumentation with the Mediation Rating Profile (C. Carter, 1998), and a writing prompt. Several mediation agreements contained avoidance resolutions, such as "stay away from each other." Communication gaps existed in the typical conflict mediation intervention that allowed for reproductive resolutions; transformative resolutions were limited to the avoidance of violence. The conflict mediation intervention needs to help students attain a productive resolution, one that is just for all students and will improve their relations, especially when students' conflicts have the potential for recurrence and violence. (Contains 59 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 19-23, 1999).