First Advisor

Karch, Adriana

Second Advisor

Sweet, Sharon


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Arts


School of Education and Counseling

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access



Number of Pages

71 pages


The purpose of this project will be to develop a curricular unit that can be used to teach students in Kindergarten through second grade how to use effective, constructive conflict resolution techniques with one another. Also, this curricular unit will include methods for the establishment of a kind and cooperative classroom climate and to teach students the communication skills necessary for effective conflict resolution. This researcher has searched for the lessons and activities that best exemplify what have been determined to be the six most important steps to teach conflict resolution: (a) establish a positive classroom climate, (b) teach students to handle their feelings constructively, (c) teach effective communication skills, (d) help students to appreciate diversity and commonalities, (e) teach students the definition of conflict and, (f) teach a specific four step process for the solution of conflicts.

Date of Award

Spring 2006

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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