Conflict Resolution and Applicability in Classrooms

2375 Words Jan 7th, 2018 10 Pages
Conflict is natural it's how it is handled that creates a positive or negative outcome. If handled successfully, conflict leads to positive change, communication, and a great learning experience; if handled ineffectively, conflict can progress and evolve into physical violence, bullying and emotional pain (Bickmore, 2011). Conflict resolution or management refers to processes and programs that teach individuals concepts and skills for preventing, managing, and resolving conflicts non-violently (Holton, 2003). Conflict management programs in schools can teach effective communication, life skills, mutually beneficial negotiation strategies, and violence prevention strategies (Greene, 2011). Such programs are very effective in elementary, middle and high schools to help students, teachers, education administrators and parents resolve conflicts effectively.

Origins of Conflicts
Behavior in a conflict situation always lies with an individual's basic needs whether appropriate or inappropriate (Deutsch, et al, 2006). Behavior can be adopted in ways that will both end the conflict and also satisfy a person's unique needs. Effective conflict management helps individuals consider alternative…

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