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Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation: Pathways to Safer Schools

Stomfay-Stitz, Aline M
June 4, 2015

Source: (1994) Childhood Education 70(5).

Violence in America’s schools may be minimized with the help of peer mediation programs. These programs teach students communications and conflict resolution skills so that they can settle disputes through peaceful discussions rather than through physical fights, threats and verbal abuse. Under peer mediation programs, students in conflict and peer mediators undergo a process of critical thinking and problem-solving to find mutually satisfactory solutions.


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