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‘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.

How to use this Book
How to use this book
The Skills

This book is based around six areas of skill:

  • speaking and listening
  • affirmation
  • co-operation
  • emotional literacy
  • conflict resolution
  • mediation

at three levels:

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced.

These levels are not age specific. They are developmental. Everyone needs to start at the beginning and work as far towards or through the advanced activities as they are able to, and at their own pace.

For some this journey will be a slow unfurling. For others it will be a sudden flowering of latent potential and skills which have remained passive. “Suddenly I've learnt I've got skills that I never knew I had,” is how one 15 year old boy mediator put it. He had surprised himself with his own talent and ability. What matters is that young people's progress should ...

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