College for Professional Studies
Master of Arts
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
Number of 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
© Marissa Wilkerson
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Wilkerson, Marissa, "Teaching Students in Grades K-2 Effective Conflict Resolution Skills: a Curricular Unit" (2006). Student Publications. 462.