Challenging society's obsession with academic achievement as the sole measure of an individual's potential, and celebrating the process that allows children to resolve each other's problems and conflicts, the pioneering work by an internationally recognized expert argues that schools must change to allow children to develop their mediation skills in order that they can fully contribute to the economy and to society. Both authoritative and accessible, the text is an invaluable reference for anyone involved in education as well as those looking for alternative approaches to discipline, who recognize the need for a change in relationships within schools.
Author Biography: Jerry Tyrrell was director of the Ulster Quaker Peace Education Project from 1988 to 1994, and director of the Education for Mutual Understanding Promoting School Project at the Centre for Study of Conflict at the University of Ulster. Marian Liebmann, a freelance mediation consultant, trainer, and writer, was director and projects advisor for Mediation UK.
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