Teaching Students to be Peacemakers

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Teaching Students to Be Peacemakers is a school-based conflict resolution program aimed at teaching students to manage their conflicts through negotiation and mediation, the core skills taught in the program. In an effort to teach students constructive ways to resolve their conflicts, the program seeks to reduce the occurrence of violence in schools, enhance academic achievement, and promote the importance of mutual understanding and agreement among one another. Given its preventative aim, the Teaching Students to Be Peacemakers program concentrates on teaching students how to value constructive conflict, engage in problem-solving and integrative negotiations, and mediate classmates’ conflicts. Mediation is defined as the process by which an outside party assists the conflicting parties in negotiating an integrative resolution, whereas negotiation is known as the process by which conflicting parties want to work together to reach an agreement.

Key Outcomes: Understanding & Engaging with Others, Conflict Resolution
Already in Schools: No
Cost: $ (<$100)
Provider: Educator
Training Requirements: Training NOT Required
Parent Involvement: Not Involved
Origin: US

Notes About this Intervention:

  • Mediation and negotiation are taught in three parts: conflicts, negotiation and mediation.           
  • Teacher handbook is a required resource


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