Peer mediation for conflict management: a Singaporean case study

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

ERA Journal ID201349
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsSoh, Bee Ling (Author) and Fields, Barry (Author)
Journal TitlePacific-Asian Education
Journal Citation11 (2), pp. 32- 43
Number of Pages12
Year1999
Place of PublicationHonolulu, HI. United States
ISSN1019-8725
Web Address (URL)http://web.archive.org/web/20030517150347/http://home.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/pcc/11_2.pdf
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.

Keywordspeer counselling; conflict resolution; primary school students; peer relationship; cultural differences; school based programs; cultural relevance; program effectiveness; mediation; Singapore
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390404. Educational counselling
520199. Applied and developmental psychology not elsewhere classified
390304. Primary education
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Byline AffiliationsOffice of Research
Faculty of Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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