Source: (2000) Alberta, Canada: Canadian Forum on Civil Justice.
Silver and Vermander note the variety and persistence of conflict in human experience. Yet, they maintain, well-managed conflict can catalyze positive change for people and relationships. With this in mind, Silver and Vermander explore conflict management in schools through peer mediation programs. Key topics discussed in their paper include the following: three models of peer mediation; implementing peer mediation; and specific results of peer mediation. Examples of programs at certain schools highlight principles and processes of peer mediation. Silver and Vermander close their paper with an account of their collaboration in writing the paper – both the conflicts they experienced and the processes they employed to deal with them.
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