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ERIC Number: ED438193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 86
Abstractor: N/A
Let's Say: "We Can Work It Out!" Problem Solving through Mediation, Ages 8-13.
Zimmer, Judith A.
This manual is designed to introduce problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to 8-13 year old students. Following an introductory section, eight lesson plans are given. The first three lessons present basic skills of conflict management. Lessons four through eight focus on the steps in the mediation process. Each lesson includes suggestions for linking the skills being presented with everyday experiences. The last section provides 12 scenarios that encourage students to practice roles as disputants, mediators, and observers. The lessons are: (1) "What Is the Difference between Mediation and Taking a Case to Court?"; (2) "What Is Active Listening?"; (3) "How Do You Generate Options When Faced with a Conflict?"; (4) "What Is the Mediation Process?"; (5) "Introduction to the Case"; (6) "Disputant and Mediator Preparation"; (7) "The Mock Mediation"; and (8) "Debriefing the Mock Mediation." The manual contains reproducible handouts and student worksheets, and concludes with a glossary. (MM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: Street Law, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For an earlier version of this manual, see ED 377 136. With contributions by Linda Barnes-Robinson and Sue Jeweler.