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Project STOP, a comprehensive conflict resolution program, was piloted in 15 middle schools in 1991-92. This report provides an overview of STOP's inception and results. The project incorporated three components to help schools deal more effectively with conflict: (1) student peer mediation; (2) classroom instruction in conflict resolution; and (3) parent training. The report is divided into four sections. An introduction gives a project overview and discusses evaluation issues and methodology. A second part describes the experiences and perceptions of participants and outlines the conflict resolution training and support. The largest section, section 3, gives particulars on project implementation and assessment and includes information on mediation, curriculum, parent training, and other facets of the program. Section 4 measures some of the successes of STOP and offers recommendations. In terms of success, some of the indicators of the program's viability included its endorsement by many in the school community, the incorporation of the STOP curriculum in instructional styles, a recognition of alternatives to violence and a place to go in the school where problems can be resolved peacefully, students mediating cases successfully, increases in the number of students who want to be mediators, and in the number of self-referrals to mediation. (RJM)

Descriptors: Adolescents, Conflict Resolution, Educational Environment, Evaluation, Helping Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Peer Counseling, Peer Mediation, Problem Solving, School Safety, Secondary Education, Training

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Autor: Eisler, Judith


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