Psychology, Department of
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Edwards, C.P. (2005). Creating safe places for conflict resolution to happen. In B. Neugebauer (Ed.), Behavior: A Beginnings Workshops Book (pp. 46-49). Redmond,WA: Exchange Press.
The context of the preschool classroom provides an opportunity to help children learn cooperation, joint problem solving, and positive social behavior. To think about such a classroom context, it is helpful to explore 3 dimensions of the environment: the intellectual atmosphere (Is this a safe place to think and wonder?) the moral atmosphere (Am I important here? Does my participation count?) and the community atmosphere (Do these people care about me? Do i care about them?)