ERIC Number: ED466274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Conflict Resolution: A Solution for Peace through Community College Programs.
Lincoln, Melinda G.
This study is a proposal for community college programs that train, certify, and degree prospective mediators with a transferable associates degree, a certificate, or a career studies certificate in conflict mediation. The paper details the Conflict Resolution Communication Program, a prototype for an educational conflict resolution curriculum, effective implementation, and evaluation by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and the Statistical Abstract text of the U.S. reported in 1999 that between 1994 and 1998, 173 violent deaths occurred in schools across the nation, 50% of children ages 9 to 17 were worried about dying young, and 31% of children ages 12 to 17 knew someone their age who carried a gun. The paper reports the existence of 69 conflict resolution degree programs in four-year institutions in the U.S., and no community college programs. The author argues that these programs are needed in community colleges in order to train more mediators with greater accessibility and affordability to reduce the spread of violence. The paper offers a review of the literature, program curriculum and syllabus, and a grant funding proposal. Research instruments appended. (Contains 60 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia