Date of Award

Spring 5-8-1996

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

Second Advisor

Katia S Petersen


Improving conflict resolution and peacemaking programs through the increased involvement of parents has been recommended by several major studies. Programs with intentional parent involvement have not been evaluated, so factors related to effective parent involvement have not been identified. This study asked parents, students and peace educators to identify techniques and preferences for parent involvement and support of student learning in a peacemaking and conflict resolution curriculum. The study population included families and peace educators involved with a peacemaking curriculum taught to second graders. Parents completed a self-administered questionnaire; students were interviewed about their experience with using the material; and both parents and students participated in a focus group discussion on the issue. In addition, six peace educators were interviewed to determine what techniques might be employed to effectively involve parents in supporting their child's learning, The data collected were used as the basis for recommendations for including parents in peacemaking and conflict resolution curricula.


SC 11.MSW.1996.Goetz.LE

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