School Conflict Management Program as a Tool to Improve School Social Climate: Lessons for Lithuania
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Constructive conflict management in education setting encompasses recognition that conflicts are part of solutions, and usage of conflicts to enhance the quality of school life, teaching and learning. Contrary, by refusing to acknowledge that conflicts are possibility of solutions and by denying their existence schools might contribute to the development of school climate in which both students and teachers feel damaged. The evidence of unskilled conflict resolution processes in Lithuania’s schools has encouraged search of efforts to be taken by administrators and teachers for becoming more skilful in using constructive conflict procedures. The idea of conflict resolution education is discussed in the article. Conflict resolution education programs are that incorporate effective, nonviolent problem-solving concepts into school wide policies and classroom curricula, teach skills that can be used to implement the positive disciplinary procedures, and conduct conflict management skill building (Batton, 2002). Programs addressing conflict resolution are widely used in U.S. schools as they are viewed as effective tools to decrease violence or/and disruptive behaviours in school settings.
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