CRETE Comes to ACU
A very important area of conflict resolution study is in school systems. We address this area in our program through a course called Managing Conflict in Schools. It is an option for students in the Master of Arts in the Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation (MACRR) program and is a requirement for students in ACU’s Master of Education programs.
At the end of June, the Duncum Center partnered with ACU’s Department of Teacher Education to host its first CRETE (Conflict Resolution Education in Teacher Education) training for in-service and pre-service teachers. The training centered on student bullying, peer mediation, teacher conflicts, teacher-administrator conflict, and school-community conflict. Because of the richness of CRETE’s materials, we are now incorporating them into our Managing Conflict in Schools course.
Tricia Jones, CRETE founder and trainer, provided the one-day training. Ms. Jones has a PhD in Communication and is a teacher and administrator at Temple University in Philadelphia. The training was funded by the JAMS Foundation (Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc.), a network of ADR Professionals that funds projects that support alternative dispute resolution.