The mediation model used predominantly in North America has been found to be based on many cultural biases and culture-bound assumptions. Therefore, the intent of this training design is to help participants recognize and identify the differences and between Western and traditional models of mediation-how each one is useful in its own context and functions to achieve resolution.
Dornhoefer, Vanessa; Hutchin, Laryl; and Vargas-Pile, Kinshasa, "Conflict Resolution: Western and Traditional Methods of Mediation" (2004). TDEL Training Projects. 41.