Conflict Management in Schools: Sowing Seeds for a Safer Society
outlines five basic principles of school conflict management programs,
describes the findings of Ohio's School Conflict Management Demonstration
Project, and discusses how conflict management can best benefit children
The Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management also publishes the Directory of School Conflict Management Trainers and the Directory of Ohio Schools with Conflict Management Programs
Conflict Resolution in the Middle School includes classroom-tested
activities that are designed to help students handle conflicts. Ten basic
skill lessons are used to teach students active listening, perspective
taking, negotiation, and mediation.
Conflict Resolution in the High School: 36 Lessons is a comprehensive
curriculum that helps educators teach conflict resolution skills and concepts.
The book also includes guidelines for implementing the curriculum, assessing
student learning, and infusing conflict resolution throughout the standard
Conflict Resolution: A Curriculum for Youth Providers includes
more than 75 activities, handouts, and trainer guides that can help students
understand conflict, its styles, and its resolution.
Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation Research Project offers conflict
resolution curriculum consisting of fifteen lessons organized around five
topical areas: Understanding Conflict, Effective Communication, Understanding
Anger, Handling Anger, and Peer Mediation. They also offer a peer mediation
training manual that includes a student manual, with or without teacher
instructions, and a peer mediation agreement form to document mediation
Conflict Resolution Education: A Guide to Implementing Programs in
Schools, Youth-Serving Organizations, and Community and Juvenile Justice
Settings Program Report provides educators with information and tools
to initiate the development of comprehensive youth-centered conflict resolution
programs. The guide also offers resources for establishing a conflict
Creating Conflict Resolution: Over 200 Activities for Keeping Peace
in the Classroom uses discussion activities and worksheets to teach
children in grades K-6 conflict resolution skills.
Creating the Peaceable School: A Comprehensive Program for Teaching
Conflict Resolution (program guide and student manual) provides a
theoretical overview of the principles associated with conflict resolution.
The guide includes detailed instruction for facilitating activities to
help students in grades 3- 12 master the skills and knowledge needed to
apply these ideas, while the student manual includes forms and worksheets
designed to reinforce student learning.
Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR) offers a variety of
resources and training programs on conflict resolution and issues of peacemaking.
Getting Along (video series and teacher's guide) helps students
in grades pre-K-12 to develop the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors
needed to prevent, defuse, and resolve conflict.
Working Together (video series and teacher's guide) is designed
to assist students in grades 3-6 develop the skills necessary to successfully
Managing Conflict: A Curriculum for Adolescents contains 15 lessons
that are designed to teach and reinforce communication, problem solving,
and anger management skills. The curriculum can be taught in classroom
or residential settings.
Peace Talks: Resolving Conflicts (video + discussion guide) examines
common causes of conflict during the teen years, and steps that can be
taken to resolve conflicts peacefully.
Peaceful Solutions (2 videos + leader's guide) provides different
strategies and educational practices that can be used to resolve conflicts
and reduce violence among youth. The videos can be used during inservice
workshops, as well as shown to students to promote discussion.
Peer Mediation: Conflict Resolution in Schools is a program guide
designed to assist middle and high school educators in training students
to deal with conflicts. The peer mediation approach is based on the assumption
that conflict is a normal and positive force that can accompany personal
growth and social change.
Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATH) seeks to facilitate
the development of self-control, positive self-esteem, emotional awareness,
and interpersonal problem solving skills in elementary-school aged children.
The curriculum consists of 119 lessons. There is also an optional Readiness
and Self-Control Unit which contains additional lessons.
Reducing School Violence through Conflict Resolution discusses
interrelated programs for preventing violence and helping students learn
to resolve conflicts constructively. It also offers strategies for creating
a cooperative environment where students learn how to negotiate and mediate
Resolving Conflict Creatively: A Teaching Guide for Grades Kindergarten
Through Six and Resolving Conflict Creatively: A Teaching Guide for Secondary
Schools both seek to show children that they have many choices for
dealing with conflict other than through passivity or aggression. The
program uses a variety of role-playing, interviews, group dialog, brainstorming,
and other affective experiential learning strategies.
Second Step Curriculum: A Violence Prevention Curriculum is geared
toward preschool through junior high students. It is a school-based social
skills curriculum that uses discussion, teacher modeling of skills, and
role plays to teach children to change the attitudes and behaviors that
contribute to school violence.
Student Mediation in Elementary Schools: Training and Implementation
Guide provides an overview of the mediation process, as well as detailed
instructions for selecting and training student mediators and implementing
the mediation program.
Teaching Students to Be Peacemakers uses experiential and cooperative
learning, as well as role playing and perspective taking to teach students
to negotiate and mediate.
Peace Education Foundation provides conflict resolution resources
(i.e., curricula, posters) for grades pre-K through 12. They also offer
training and implementation assistance. The cost of training is: $120.00
per person/day for educators working with Grades Pre-K -2; $100 per person/per
day for educators working with grades 3-8; and $150 per person/day for
educators working with Grades 9-12.
The Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation Workshops teach the skills
necessary to implement and maintain an effective conflict resolution/peer
mediation education program.
The PATHS: Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies workshop
provides training for educators and counselors interested in implementing
the PATHS curriculum. The training involves a two day session and cost
$1,500.00 per day, plus reimbursement for travel expenses.
The Resolving Conflict Creatively Program National Center provides
teachers with in-depth training, curricula, and staff development support
geared at assisting in teaching young people conflict resolution skills,
promoting intercultural understanding, and providing models for positive
ways of dealing with conflict and differences.
Youth Violence and Prevention is published by the Center for Disease
Control and provides facts about youth violence and suicide. The website
also gives possible solutions, frequently asked questions, and helpful
Community Boards offers a variety of conflict resolution and violence
prevention resources for grades K-12. They also provide information regarding
institutes and training.
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