Kids Working It Out. Stories and Strategies for Making Peace in Our Schools

  • ID: 2214684
  • Book
  • 384 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Kids who understand how to manage conflict successfully can transform their schools into safer and kinder places to learn.Kids Working It Out offers educators and parents a guide to the most current and effective school–based conflict resolution programs and shows how these programs can make a positive difference in our schools. Throughout the book, students and teachers share their stories of what it′s really like in today′s schools and reveal how Conflict Resolution Education, has shaped their experiences.Kids Working It Out covers a wide range of topics curriculum integration, peer mediation, restorative justice, and others and shows what it takes to implement an effective program in any school, and any community.
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Foreword Mark Gerzon xi

Introduction xv

PART ONE: CONFLICT RESOLUTION EDUCATION: THE NEED AND THE POTENTIAL 1

1 Kids and Conflict in Schools: What s It Really Like? 3Randy Compton, School Mediation Center

2 An Introduction to Conflict Resolution Education 17Tricia S. Jones, Temple University

3 The Building Blocks of Conflict Resolution Education: Direct Instruction, Adult Modeling, and Core Practices 35Carol Miller Lieber, Educators for Social Responsibility

PART TWO: WHAT WORKS: SUCCESS STORIES IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION EDUCATION 61

4 The Heart of the Matter: Social and Emotional Learning as a Foundation for Conflict Resolution Education 63Rachael Kessler, PassageWays Institute

In Their Own Words: I Know That I Have Grown a Lot Emotionally 76

5 We Can Handle This Ourselves : Learning to Negotiate Conflicts 89Jennifer K. Druliner and Heather E. Prichard, Association for Conflict Resolution

In Their Own Words: I ve Changed After the PYN Training 98

6 Students Helping Students: Peer Mediation 109Richard Cohen, School Mediation Associates

In Their Own Words: Peer Mediation Makes the World Better 120

7 We Can Do It Too! : Peer Mediation for Special Education Students 129Paul I. Kaplan, Hannah More School

In Their Own Words: Every School Should Have It 139

8 Express Yourself! Expressive Arts and Conflict Discovery 147Sarah Pirtle, Discovery Center

In Their Own Words: A Powerful Healing Tool and a Powerful Communication Tool 162

9 Making Meaningful Connections: Curriculum Infusion 173Rachel A. Poliner, Educational Consultant

In Their Own Words: Infusion Lets You Do Lots More with Less Time 188

10 Making Things Right: Restorative Justice for School Communities 199Alice Ierley and David Claassen–Wilson, School Mediation Center

In Their Own Words: People Actually Learn to Be Better People 210

11 School Bullying: Prevention and Intervention 221Beverly B. Title, Teaching Peace

In Their Own Words: It Has Really Helped How Safe We Feel 236

12 R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: Appreciating and Welcoming Differences 251Priscilla Prutzman, Creative Response to Conflict

In Their Own Words: It Made Me Speak Up for Myself and My Culture 265

13 School s Out: Time for Fun, Relaxation, and Peaceful Conflict Resolution Education 275Sandy Tsubokawa Whittall, Educators for Social Responsibility

In Their Own Words: When the Kids Are Playing, They Are Working as a Team 282

14 Reflections on Stories of Success 291Tricia S. Jones, Temple University, and Randy Compton, School Mediation Center

Postscript: The Importance of Supporting Conflict Resolution Education 309Amalia G. Cuervo

Notes 311

Appendix A: Books, Publications, and Websites 319

Appendix B: Organizations and Programs 325

About the Editors 349

About the Contributors 351

Name Index 355

Subject Index 359

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"Engaging book." (Dispute Resolution Journal, April 2003)

"Highly Recommend." (CHOICE, September 1, 2003)

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