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Chapter 1: Understanding Conflict in Schools
Conflict is ordinary. That is the first thing that needs to be acknowledged. Even in the most homogeneous of schools, differences among students and teachers are always so nuanced that conflict is inevitable. In the pursuit of various agendas, people always bump into other people's agendas.
[Page 2]Schools are a microcosm of the rest of society. Gather together a group of adults and ask them whether they have ever experienced conflict, and you will meet with laughter. Of course they have. Everyone has. As generalizations go, this is a safe one to make.
Conflict is inevitable. It results ...