Turf-side conflict mediation for students

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Mediation is a popular method used to resolve conflict in a variety of contexts. This paper examines mediation skills applied in the school system; specifically, students acting as third-party neutrals for school disputes. The purpose is twofold: (1) to examine the training, mediator selection, and program operation of the existing peer mediation program in the Milwaukee Public School System and (2) to discuss the importance of evaluating pilot programs and the implications for instituting additional peer mediation programs.

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