Source: (2004) The Fourth R: Newsletter of the Education Section (Association for Conflict Resolution). Winter: 1, 7-8. Downloaded 31 March 2005.

It's good news that there seems to be a growing interest in conflict resolution and prevention programs in U.S. school systems. Some of these appear solely as attempts to stop further discipline incidence. Others, however, are seeking ways to teach students better communication skills and methods to resolve conflict. Some are teaching and using methods that rectify harm and heal relationships for all parties, including the school community at large. This latter is the underlying principle of restorative justice. (excerpt)


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