Publication Date

2005

Abstract

In an attempt to expose conflict transformation strategies to at-risk young men in an alternative high school setting, the following paper outlines the theory behind and design of an educational unit created to provide aggressive students with skills to carry out less violent responses to conflict. The author reflects upon the academic training that guided her curriculum development and reflects upon the students' capacities to modify their aggressive behaviors. The author discusses the struggle of working with at-risk youth and encourages future educators to embrace the challenge of teaching the principles of conflict transformation within the nation's public school system.

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