Date Approved

4-10-2003

Embargo Period

5-9-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Johnson, Theodore

Subject(s)

Peer counseling of students

Disciplines

Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration

Abstract

The study was designed to examine and describe the implementation of the peer mediation program at Ulysses S. Wiggins Elementary School. In the past few decades, with the rise of school campus violence, models of conflict resolution programs including peer mediation have rapidly increased in popularity in which students assist their peers in resolving disputes. Peer mediation at Wiggins Elementary School offered training and counseling to students who would become peer mediators to help other students manage their conflict without the use of violence. Significantly, the study was action based in its design to find out what components would be necessary in order to have an effect on violence prevention among the population of four hundred and fifty five students. The success rate of the program will be determined statistically in the months and years ahead from the figures compiled monthly off of the student behavior referral forms. Improving the attitude of students involved in interpersonal conflicts can be managed productively from within a group of their peers.

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