ERIC Number: ED453320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Adventures in Peacemaking: A Conflict Resolution Activity Guide for School-Age Programs.
Kreidler, William J.; Furlong, Lisa
This guide includes hundreds of hands-on, engaging activities designed to meet the unique needs of after-school programs, camps, and recreation centers. The activities teach the skills of creative conflict resolution to school-age children through games, cooperative team challenges, drama, crafts, music, and cooking. It includes easy-to-implement strategies and tips for providers to both reduce conflict in their programs and intervene effectively when conflict does occur. The 10 chapters include: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Handling Conflict in the Peaceable Program"; (3) "Clubs, Clusters, Themes, and Projects"; (4) "Making Activities Adventuresome"; (5) "Cooperation" (cooperative skill building; getting acquainted and team building; cooperative games; and cooperative challenges and group problem solving); (6) "Communication" (communication skill building; observation, memory, and point of view; exploring communication; and listening and speaking activities); (7) "Expressing Feelings" (emotional skill building; group trust and emotional safety; expanding feeling vocabularies; and expressing and managing anger); (8) "Appreciating Diversity" (skill building; looking at differences and similarities; exploring other cultures; and understanding stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination); (9) "Conflict Resolution" (skill building; exploring conflict and conflict resolution; practicing conflict resolution; and peer mediation training); and (10) "Peacing It All Together." (Contains 14 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Anger, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Awareness, Diversity (Student), Elementary Education, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Peace, Peer Mediation, Problem Solving, Recreational Activities, Social Bias, Stereotypes
Educators for Social Responsibility, 23 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Tel: 800-370-2515 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.esrnational.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Educators for Social Responsibility, Cambridge, MA.; Work/Family Directions, Boston, MA.; Project Adventure, Hamilton, MA.
Note: Produced with Libby Cowles and IlaSahai Prouty. Project funded by the AT&T/Lucent Technologies, the Communication Workers of America, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.