Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2001

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Susan M. Madley

Second Committee Member

Jack L. McPherson

Third Committee Member

Alberta J. Thyfault


Conflict is a natural part of life. People make the choice to respond to it negatively and/or constructively. Conflict theories explain that conflict is both inevitable in social circumstances and serves to foster individual development. Without conflict resolution skills training, students may not be aware of the viable alternatives to come to a resolution nor may they be aware of how to communicate through negotiation. The purpose of this project was to develop an integrated conflict resolution program for elementary students at the fourth grade level. As a result of this project, students will have an opportunity to learn the skills which will encourage them to choose constructive solutions to the conflicts they experience in every day life.