Special Needs Students Resolving Peer Conflict: Mock Action Research Proposal Rosemary Blank, Donna Cratensburg-Scott, Michele Deitrick, Nancy Festa University of Phoenix MAT 561 Jane Tiller, PhD July 10, 2006. Problem/Purpose:.
Special Needs Students Resolving Peer Conflict: Mock Action Research ProposalRosemary Blank, Donna Cratensburg-Scott, Michele Deitrick, Nancy FestaUniversity of PhoenixMAT 561Jane Tiller, PhDJuly 10, 2006
Problem: Special needs students often unable to settle peer differences.
Purpose: Provide special needs students resources/social skills to resolve differences without teacher intervention.
Rose Nance Middle School
Mission Statement: Empowering each student with the knowledge, confidence and opportunities necessary to meet the challenges of middle school and beyond.
(Student population: 569)
Special needs students are often unable to manage peer conflict.
Appropriate role models
Negative behavior to draw attention away from self
Unable to demonstrate self-control
Unable to recognize emotional cues
Attracted to peers with negative reputation
Lack respect for property, opinions, and uniqueness
Low commitment to educationCausative Analysis:
Data tables and charts documenting conflicts pre-instruction and post-instruction of conflict resolution and social skills unit.
(In body of chart right-click, select “Chart Object” and “Open”)
Statement of Problem:
Students with special needs often rely on teachers for solving their differences with peers.
Four Approaches to teaching conflict resolution:
(Crawford and Bodine, 1996)
Curriculum for teaching self- control
Strategies for developing social skills
Data collection for baseline data begins
Data collection for baseline data ends
minor/ major incidents & interventions.
Sheet for teens. Retrieved July 12, 2006, from Web site: www.safeyouth.org.