RCE Salisbury - 2020

Study of Mediation by MA Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Student
Basic Information
Title of project : 
Study of Mediation by MA Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Student
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Salisbury
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Dr. Brittany Foutz Foutz
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Salisbury, Salisbury University, Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Mr. Roberto Orellana
Organizational Affiliation: 
Salisbury University, Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution MA Program
Format of project: 
Research Report
Language of project: 
Date of submission:
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Geographical & Education Information
United States
Salisbury, MD
Address of focal point institution for project: 
Target Audience:
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
The Eastern Shore (i.e. the Delmarva side of the bay) is known for its accessibility to waterways, beaches, and nature, as well as its slower pace of life with less traffic and congestion. In regard to the Chesapeake Bay and its impact on the Delmarva environment and economy, an eastern section of the State of West Virginia, Central Pennsylvania and a small section of Central New York are also being taken into consideration. (See Section 4.5 on Environmental Data)

The Eastern Shore began the twenty-first century with strong growth across multiple economic indicators. The region gained jobs at double the rate of the rest of the state from 2001 to 2007 while also outpacing the state in net business creation and keeping pace in wage growth. However, there are more people experiencing poverty now than there were 30 years ago. Maryland’s poverty rate is 19 percent higher than it was in 1990 – a year that the U.S. economy entered a recession – and there are nearly 200,000 more Marylanders trying to get by on incomes below the federal poverty line. Nearly every county in the state has a higher poverty rate than it had in 1990. While unemployment rates have continued to decline since the 2008 recession, wages often are not high enough to support a family.
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
What makes this region unique is also its challenge: open land for farming and chicken farms with their runoff into the Bay which threatens the watermen — and climate change, which threatens the tourist industry and population on the islands and coastal areas. Migrant workers whose children begin the school year and are often gone by Christmas; diversity and lack of education and poverty; proximity to large cities, where young people tend to flock, an aging population, and the resulting stress on local institutions all serve up many issues that we need to address.
August, 2019
References and reference materials: 
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 
SDG 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable 
SDG 16 - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels 
Traditional Knowledge  
Curriculum Development 
ESD for 2030-Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 2 - Transforming learning and training environments 
Priority Action Area 3 - Developing capacities of educators and trainers