SPECIFIC FEATURES OF ORGANIZATIONAL AND METHODOLOGICAL SUPPORT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF MEDIATION SERVICES IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS (DOMESTIC EXPERIENCE)
The topicality of the problem of the mediation services development in educational institutions of the Russian Federation is determined by the need for an alternative settlement of difficult situations between participants involved in a conflict situation in the educational process by a third, neutral party - a mediator. The mediator's responsibility is to carry out the professional, respectful, impartial process of the mediation procedure following the principles of this procedure and ensuring the safety of all the parties involved in the conflict. The purpose of this process is to develop an up-to-date and effective way of resolving the dispute on the basis of mutual respect and acceptance of the right of each of the parties to defend their interests. The paper presents the results of the study of the state and development of mediation services in educational institutions of the territorial entities of the Russian Federation. In addition, the results of the analysis of regulatory legal documents of the executive authorities in the territorial entities of the Russian Federation are presented. These documents are intended for the implementation of activities in the framework of providing organizational and methodological support for the development of mediation services in educational institutions of the territorial entities of the Russian Federation. Conclusions were formulated and practical recommendations were made on the basis of the results obtained that include the information on the mediation services development in educational institutions of the territorial entities of the Russian Federation.