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ERIC Number: EJ781879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0196-5042
The Impact of Perceptions on Conflict Management
Longaretti, Lynette; Wilson, Jeni
Educational Research Quarterly, v29 n4 p3-15 Jun 2006
This article describes research that explored student and teacher perceptions and management of conflict within the primary school context. It was found that both teachers and students shared similarities in their views of conflict and in their management of interpersonal problems at school. Conflict was generally perceived to be a negative phenomenon. In addition teachers and students commonly used a limited range of strategies, relying mostly on familiar and reactive conflict management techniques. Resolving conflict though compromising and problem solving was rare. Student and teacher perceptions of conflict accounted for their handling of conflict. The need to reconsider the value of conflict as positive for learning and living within and beyond the school is raised.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia