ERIC Number: ED445378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Let's Resolve Conflicts Together: High School Classroom Activities. Conflict Management Week, May 1-7, 2000.
Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management, Columbus.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
The week of May 1-7, 2000 has been designated by the Governor of Ohio to be Conflict Management Week With heightened awareness to issues of school safety, it is important for high schools to take an active role in promoting constructive responses to conflict. Conflict is a natural and inevitable part of living, but managing conflict is difficult for many people because they have not been taught how to resolve differences in cooperative, nonviolent ways. However, appropriate responses can be learned, and this activity booklet/guide contains many resources that can help in the process. The guide first offers ideas for school-wide activities to draw attention to issues of conflict and peace. It then presents the six steps to conflict resolution, noting that conflicts abound in part because individuals have different values, needs, and desires. The guide provides activities for helping students become aware of underlying causes of conflict. According to the guide, in addition to learning steps of a conflict management process, teachers may also work with students to enhance the communication skills used in conflict management--these include understanding barriers to communication, using "I" statements, and improving listening skills. The guide also points out that making use of themes of conflict can invigorate subject areas across the curriculum and includes relevant resources, as well as a resource for exploring diversity. The guide is divided into four broad sections: School-Wide Activities; Learning about Conflict; Communication Activities; and Conflict Management across the Curriculum. (NKA)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, High Schools, Interpersonal Communication, Learning Activities, School Role, School Safety, Teacher Role
The Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management, 77 S. High St., 24th Fl., Columbus, OH 43266-0124. Tel: 614-752-9595; Web site: http://www.state.oh.us/cdr/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management, Columbus.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio