The Handbook of Conflict Resolution Education: A Guide to Building Quality Programs in Schools
December 1997, Jossey-Bass
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"This is an excellent comprehensive survey and guide to conflict resolution education that should be of great value to all educators."
—Morton Deutsch, professor, International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, Teacher's College, Columbia University
Conflict resolution education is a critical component of comprehensive efforts to prevent violence and reduce crime in schools. This workbook provides an introduction to the basic principles of conflict resolution and its application to school settings. It describes the elements of effective conflict resolution programs and gives an overview of the most popular, effective approaches. And it offers step-by-step guidance on planning and implementing a successful conflict resolution program.
An excellent resource for administrators and teachers who are planning, developing, and implementing conflict resolution programs in grades K-12. Includes an appAndix listing useful books, curricula, videos, and other resources.
Part One: The Basics
1. Resolving Conflict in Schools
2. Understanding Conflict
3. Conflict Resolution Education
Part Two: Strategies
4. Requisite Elements of Conflict Resolution Programs
5. Process Curriculum
6. Mediation Programs
7. Curriculum Integration
8. Peaceable School Programs
9. Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Part Three: Planning and Implementation
10. Developing a Vision
11. Evaluating Resources
12. Strategic Planning
13. Implementation Steps
14. Assessing Results
15. Important Factors for Success
Richard Bodine is president of the Illinois Institute for Dispute Resolution.
Donna Crawford is executive director of the Illinois Institute for Dispute Resolution.