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Spring 2008


The purpose of this research project is to evaluate the peer mediation program that was implemented at Western Mennonite School in the fall of 2005. The program was started after an increase in student-to-student conflict in 2004. A student survey in 2005 reported that 32% of our students experienced times when they felt threatened or unsafe on campus. The program lasted for one academic school year. During that time, 14 middle and high school students were trained as mediators and participated in a peer mediation program. I was the coordinator of the program that included a team of six other members. The program experienced moderate success, but was not renewed the following year. My investigation will include an evaluation of the peer mediation program, looking specifically at attitudes of safety affecting the school’s climate, the design of the program and the level of program support by the Western Mennonite School’s community.

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