Peer mediation for conflict management: a Singaporean case study

Soh, Bee Ling and Fields, Barry (1999) Peer mediation for conflict management: a Singaporean case study. Pacific-Asian Education, 11 (2). 32- 43. ISSN 1019-8725

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Abstract

The burgeoning interest in conflict and its management has recently begun to impact on schools and school systems worldwide. Motivated by a concern for increasing levels of violence in schools and student�student conflict, many school administrators are looking at conflict management programs as a means of dealing with the problem. Most of the more widely used programs have their origins in the United States; their appropriateness and effectiveness in other countries and cultures is, at best, unknown, and in some respects open to conjecture. In this paper the cultural appropriateness of a peer mediation program in a primary school in Singapore is the subject of investigation. The study also addresses, in an exploratory manner, the effectiveness of peer mediation as a mechanism for student�student conflict management.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retains copyright.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:47
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: peer counselling; conflict resolution; primary school students; peer relationship; cultural differences; school based programs; cultural relevance; program effectiveness; mediation; Singapore
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/14001

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