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    Peer mediation — conflict management in a class of its own

    Coakley, Alec (2019) Peer mediation — conflict management in a class of its own. Journal of Mediation & Applied Conflict Analysis, 6 (2). ISSN 2009-7170

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    Peer mediation is a process whereby students learn how to manage conflict for themselves. Peer mediation theory recognises that some conflict in young people’s lives can be resolved with the help of other students and so provides the tools of conflict resolution without imposing solutions. Implemented correctly, peer mediation can promote positive influences on school cultures, improve learning environments and enhance student development. This article aims to provide an overview of the practical implementation aspects involved in setting up a peer mediation programme. It will outline some theoretical concepts of peer mediation, describe the curricular context in Ireland through which programmes can be integrated and the types of programme suited to primary and secondary schools. It will also make some key recommendations for future research and the development of peer mediation in Ireland.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Peer mediation; conflict management; school-based conflict; education; dispute resolution; JMACA;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Edward M Kennedy Institute
    Item ID: 12923
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    Depositing User: Kennedy Institute
    Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 09:31
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mediation & Applied Conflict Analysis
    Publisher: Maynooth Academic Publishing
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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