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Conflict Resolution in Early Childhood: Helping Children Understand, Manage, and Resolve Conflicts

By Edyth J. Wheeler

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Aug 19, 2003

Table of Contents

ONE: CHILDREN'S CONFLICTS WITH PEERS: A FIRST LOOK.

 1. An Introduction to Children's Conflicts with Peers.

 2. Frameworks for Conflict Resolution: Responding to Issues of Violence, Peace Education, and Safe Environments.

TWO: PEER CONFLICT AND CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT.

 3. Observing and Understanding Children's Peer Conflicts.

 4. Characteristics of Young Children's Peer Culture.

 5. Cognitive-Developmental, Sociomoral, and Sociocultural Perspectives.

 6. Sociological, Sociolinguistic, and Social Learning Perspectives.

THREE: HELPING CHILDREN UNDERSTAND, MANAGE, AND RESOLVE CONFLICTS: “A THREE-LAYER CAKE.”

 7. Creating a Caring Classroom.

 8. Curriculum for Caring and Conflict Resolution: Preschool and Kindergarten

 9. Curriculum for Conflict Resolution: Primary Grades.

10. Adult Intervention in Young Children's Peer Conflicts.

FOUR: SUPPORTING CHILDREN'S CONFLICT RESOLUTION BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: UNDERSTANDING AND COLLABORATION IN FAMILY, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY.

11. Working with Families and Communities for Conflict Resolution.

12. Program Models for Conflict Resolution.

13. Reflection and Action: Conflict Resolution with Children and Adults.

Appendix A: Observation Tools: Play Scales.

Appendix B: Observation Forms and Resources.

Appendix C: Children's Books for Caring, Conflict Resolution, and Peace Building.

References.

Name Index.

Subject Index.