CONFLICT MEDIATION BETWEEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN
Abstract: Conflicts between children refer to misunderstandings or hostilities between children of the same age. These often are occasional, unplanned and do not involve extreme violence. However, peaceful conflict resolution skills must be learned at an early age in order to prevent degenerate into violent acts at a later age. The aim of this study was to analyze the conflicts that appear in the elementary school classes. These were then grouped according to their intensity. One group of children was then exposed to conflict resolution activities. Our results demonstrate the validity of the working hypothesis and support the idea of introducing specialized hours in the school curricula addressing positive conflict management skills.
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