Peer Mediation in Ireland – Empowering the next generation of Irish students with the skills needed to manage interpersonal conflict

Alec Coakley

NUI Maynooth

Alec Coakley is a workplace mediator with the Mediators Institute of Ireland. He is a graduate of the University of Limerick where he received an MSc in Human Resource Management. He is also a member of the Kennedy Institute Workplace Mediation Research Group based in the Edward M Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention in NUI Maynooth. He has a keen interest in bringing the concepts of mediation and collaborative negotiation techniques to the attention of students in primary, secondary and third-level education.


Internationally Peer Mediation, the resolution of conflict for school children by schoolchildren, has long enjoyed the support of participants, stakeholders, educational policy makers and researchers. Its positive impact on... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Alec Coakley (NUI Maynooth)

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