‘The book which accompanies the video, gives an excellent and detailed step-by-step guide to setting up a peer mediation system in your own school’ — Special. This publication provides a comprehensive guide to those who aspire to introduce, teach, support and maintain mediation processes for all young people in school. In a world that fails to manage conflict, those who seek peaceful resolution are urged to promote mediation as a positive solution. Topics covered include: Circle Time; emotional literacy; affirmation; problem solving; co-operation; conflict resolution; communication; mediation. There are 171 pages and 38 copiable activity sheets, which are suitable for infant, junior and secondary schools.

Mediation in Schools

Mediation in schools

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a structured process in which a neutral third party assists voluntary participants in resolving their dispute.

Mediation is not about deciding who is right or wrong, or apportioning blame, or even focusing on the past any more than is necessary to help the disputants to work out the way forward in the future. Mediators do not offer any advice but instead assist the disputants to find mutually acceptable solutions.

Mediation allows the disputants to:

  • define the problem from their point of view
  • identify and express their feelings and needs
  • hear the feelings and needs of the other person
  • acknowledge each other's point of view
  • create solutions
  • agree a course of action
  • evaluate progress and repeat if necessary.

This is all done in a safe and structured ...

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