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ERIC Number: ED453320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 350
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-93438-711-7
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)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educators for Social Responsibility, Cambridge, MA.; Work/Family Directions, Boston, MA.; Project Adventure, Hamilton, MA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
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.