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ERIC Number: ED453458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 68
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Strategies for Resolving Conflicts.
Ragin, Nancy W.; And Others
Conflict is a phenomenon of human relationships that occurs when an individual's needs are not being satisfied. This paper explains why it is crucial to recognize and deal with conflict on different levels of education. Chapter 1 discusses coping with conflict. It describes several management styles (competition; collaboration; avoidance; accommodation; compromise) that can be used in situation-specific instances. Various strategies are presented in Chapter 2 as examples of handling conflict between children. Chapter 3 discusses managing conflict from the inside out. It considers whether students can learn to avoid conflict and provides suggestions for conflict management teams. Modes of conflict are explained in Chapter 4, and the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (1974) is presented as a way to assess students' preferred modes of response. Chapter 5 discusses managing intergroup conflict and the use of Blake, Shepard, and Mouton's theory of intergroup conflict analysis to resolve intergroup conflicts. The Force Field Analysis is explained in Chapter 6 as a method to understand the forces for and against a plan. Chapter 7 presents the task, maintenance, and self-oriented behaviors that are relevant for group success. Throughout the paper are proactive ways for educators, students, and parents to deal with resolving conflict peacefully. (Contains 46 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Language: English
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