ERIC Number: ED547782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Mediation Works: An Action Research Study Evaluating the Peer Mediation Program from the Eyes of Mediators and Faculty
Cook, Jacqueline Yvonne; Boes, Susan R.
A literature review was conducted to understand how mediators and faculty view a Peer Mediation Program (PMP). The review identified four subgroups: mediators, teachers, administrators, and school counselors as well as their views on the success or lack of success of PMPs. The research also reflects how to best engage stakeholders in the mediation process. PMPs serve as avenues for students to take an active role in creating a better academic climate for schools. Utilizing a mixed method analysis mediators and faculty were surveyed, using a 5-point likert-scale developed by the researcher. Mediators further evaluated their impact by taking the Self-Evaluation Inventory developed by Scrhrumpf, Crawford, and Usadel (1997). A focus group with mediators was conducted to understand student perceptions of their impact. This action research is limited to a high school in the south with the goal of making the program more effective.
Descriptors: Peer Mediation, School Counselors, Mixed Methods Research, Stakeholders, Teacher Surveys, Likert Scales, Rating Scales, Focus Groups, Student Attitudes, Action Research, Secondary School Teachers, High School Students, Intervention, Conflict Resolution, Teacher Attitudes, Administrators, Online Surveys, Demography, Administrator Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A