Diversity training

Pdf article reprinted from Aug-Sept 1997 issue (Vol. 79 pp. 17-19) of The Fourth R, the Newsletter of the National Association for Mediation in Education, introducing The National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI), an international
organization which leads diversity programs on college campuses.

Mediation on campus: A history and planning guide

Pdf article reprinted from the June/July 1991 Issue (Vol 33) of The Fourth R, The Newsletter of the
National Association for Mediation in Education exploring the role of mediation at colleges and universities, with a list of questions that those thinking of starting mediation programs should ask themselves.

Conflict resolution across the curriculum

Pdf article reprinted from the Aug/Sept 1997 Issue (Vol 79) of The Fourth R, The Newsletter of the National Association for Mediation in Education which creates an argument for the teaching of conflict resolution in colleges and universities in every academic discipline as a necessary skill for graduation much like basic writing skills classes. “Ultimately, conflict resolution across the curriculum suggests that good conflict resolution skills need broader integration into the culture in which we live, conflict resolution must not simply be the private domain of specialists, it must be a way in which everyone learns to solve problems, it must become a part of every discipline just as good writing is a part of every discipline.”

Collegiate mediation programs: A critical review

Pdf article reprinted from April/May 1994 issue (Vol. 50 pp. 36-37) of The Fourth R, the Newsletter of the
National Association for Mediation in Education discussing mediation programs at colleges and universities. Although these types of programs, like community medation, can be helpful in solving problems the author worries that mediation centers can become a controlling arm of university administration rather than a “meaningful way for the issues to be confronted by the community,” remedies for overcoming this challenge are suggested.

From a predominantly white campus to a culturally diverse campus: Implications for mediation

Pdf article reprinted from the June/July 1991 Issue (Vol 33) of The Fourth R, The Newsletter of the National Association for Mediation in Education discusses the notion that when campuses change from homogeneous populations of students to diverse ones that “staff must be trained to deal with and respond to the problems and tensions that are the natural result of the altered campus demographic.” The use of the mediation center is seen as an essential tool by which the a campus can smoothly become culturally diverse due to its trained members who take the position that nearly any conflict can be worked out.

Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management

Powerpoint presentation overview of the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resoluction and Conflict Management whose overall goal is to, “assist Ohioans in resolving disputes in the most efficient way possible while reducing the chance of violence, building positive relationships and helping disputants reach win-win situations.” The presentation highlights the OCDRCM’s work with other agencies and their focus on school based conflict management programs.

Recommended standards for school-based peer mediation programs

Twenty-eight page document presenting standards for school-based peer mediation programs that are designed to enhance quality and stimulate thought among youth and adult participants in peer mediation programs. Aids in the creation and implementation of programs, designing curricula and evaluation procedures, funding and promoting programs, providing professional development and setting guidelines for research.

Making a difference: Moving toward more peaceful schools

Summary report on the work of The Center for Dispute Resolution(C-DRUM) at the University of Maryland School of Law which supports the growth of conflict resolution programs in Maryland public schools through its grant program, a collaborative initiative in partnership with the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO), and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

Delaware special education mediation state model: Inter-American summit on CRE Cleveland, OH

Presentation of collaboration between the University of Delaware’s conflict resolution program and the Delaware Department of Education’s Exceptional Children’s Team to form SPARC (Special education parternship for the amicable resolution of conflict), a program that uses mediation, IEP (Individualized education programs) facilitation and training to resolve conficts within the special education community.

Summit report California overview

Presentation of a school and law enforcement partnership between the Superintendent of Public Schools in California and the Attorney General of California to encourage school districts, county offices of education, law enforcement agencies and youth services agencies to develop programs and activities to improve school attendance and aid in the reduction of school crime and violence.

Program theory planning tool

Chart to help plan conflict resolution programs, aids in listing goals, both short and long term, areas of change and monitoring strategies.