International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-951X

Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2020, Vol. 11(2) 1-17

Conflict Resolution in Senior High Schools in Ghana

Victoria Nyarkoah Sam

pp. 1 - 17   |  Manu. Number: ijrte.2020.001

Published online: June 30, 2020  |   Number of Views: 150  |  Number of Download: 485


Conflict resolution requires an understanding of best resolution practices which should be used to address them when they arise. The study sought to investigate into the methods adopted by senior high schools for resolving conflicts, find out the nature of outcomes of methods used and finally to develop and propose new conflict resolution model for Senior High Schools in Ghana. The study employs the use of a mixed approach based on the two-phase sequential exploratory design strategy. The qualitative phase employs the use of in-depth interviews with selected Head teachers. The quantitative phase employed the use of a validated questionnaire to collect data. A multi-stage sampling technique was used to sample 800 participants consisting of Head teachers, teachers and students. Several analytical techniques including the Correspondence analysis, Chi square analysis, Cramer’s V test and the Spearman’s correlation were used to address objectives of the study. The findings of the study revealed that conflicts were mostly resolved by the disciplinary committees which mostly employed the use of punishments and suspension of students. There was a significant relationship between the method used in conflict resolution and the nature of outcome. Finally, the research also found that delay in conflict resolution; biasness and leakages of issues to public could undermine the resolution of conflicts in schools. The research recommended that Colleges of Education should introduce components in conflict resolution to equip them with the requisite knowledge and skill.

Keywords: Senior High School, School Leadership, Disciplinary Committee, Conflict Resolution

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APA 6th edition
Sam, V.N. (2020). Conflict Resolution in Senior High Schools in Ghana . International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 11(2), 1-17.

Sam, V. (2020). Conflict Resolution in Senior High Schools in Ghana . International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 11(2), pp. 1-17.

Chicago 16th edition
Sam, Victoria Nyarkoah (2020). "Conflict Resolution in Senior High Schools in Ghana ". International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 11 (2):1-17.

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