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Peace education in a postmodern world

Author: Ian M Harris
Publisher: Mahwah, NJ : L. Erlbaum, Associates, 1996.
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This special issue of the Peabody Journal of Education provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in peace education reform. School reforms based upon principles of peace education have in common a belief in the power of peace to create a positive learning climate in schools and to address the problems of violence in the broader culture. A peace education strategy for improving school productivity  Read more...
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Peace education in a postmodern world
(OCoLC)41380825
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian M Harris
ISBN: 9781135490775 1135490775 9781135490706 1135490708
OCLC Number: 865578890
Notes: Cover title.
Description: 1 online resource (190 pages)
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Peace Education in a Postmodern World; Editor's Introduction; References; Overview; Conflict-Resolution Skills Can Be Taught; Contribution of Education to Conflict Resolution; Curriculum Goals; Eight Examples of Available Teaching Technologies; Resolving Conflicts in Nursery School; Language Learning As a Vehicle to Peacemaking; Fourth-Grade Pupils Learn Peer Mediation; Computerizing the Junior High School Curriculum "Neighbors"; A High School Curriculum-"The Pursuit of Peace"; Adults Settle Disputes at the Grassroots Level; Peace Courses at the University Level. Communicating Creatively in the Midst of ConflictImplications; References; Appendix Example Classroom Exercises; Developing Concepts of Peace and War: Aspects of Gender and Culture; Peace Education and Assumptions About Child Development; The Child as the Creator of a Better World; The Child and the Group; Peace Education for Life; Gender and Culture; Conclusion; References; Educating for the 21st Century: Beyond Racist, Sexist, and Ecologically Violent Futures; Challenge and Opportunity; Resources for Journeys of Hope; Reflexive Cartography on Futures; Synergistic Relationships. Possible Compass Bearings: Applied EthicsProactive Skills; Eco-Relational Ways of Thinking; Alternatives; Civics for an Interdependent World; Ends and Means; Sites of Possibility; References; Appendix: Sample Futures Workshop; Active Citizenship and Nonviolent Social Change: Ideas Into Action; Purpose; Preparation; Procedure; Peace Education in Different Cultures; Peace Education in an Urban School District in the United States; Peace Education in Milwaukee; Elementary Schools With Peace Themes; Junior High School Efforts in Peace Education; High School Responses; Peer Mediation. System-Wide Training in NonviolencePrinciples of Modern Peace Education Reform; All Children Can Benefit From Peace Education; Violence Has a Profound Emotional Impact on Young People; Peace Education Has a Broader Realm Than Conflict Resolution; All Courses Can Incorporate Peace Concepts; All Teachers Can Use a Peaceful Pedagogy; References; Appendix A; Appendix B; Australian Aboriginal Constructions of Humans, Society, and Nature in Relation to Peace Education; The Indigenous Contexts of Peace Issues; Theorizing Indigenous Ontologies; The Tjukurrpa in Aboriginal Cultures. Conclusion: Dreaming Peace EducationReferences; Early Tendencies of Peace Education in Sweden; Concluding Reflections; References; Nonviolent Conflict Resolution in Children; Growing Up To Be Violent; Review of a Typical Conflict Resolution Program; An Action Research Project; Planning; Implementation; Reflection; Implications; References; Exploring Peace Education in South African Settings; The Needs of South African Children and Youth; What Do Our Young People Say?; What Do Educationists Say?; An Overview of Peace Education Initiatives; Programmatic Initiatives; Research Initiatives.
Other Titles: Peabody Journal of Education (vol. 71, number 3, 1996)
Responsibility: issue editor: Ian M. Harris.

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This special issue of the Peabody Journal of Education provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in peace education reform. School reforms based upon principles of peace education have in common a belief in the power of peace to create a positive learning climate in schools and to address the problems of violence in the broader culture. A peace education strategy for improving school productivity rests upon three main assumptions: 1. Violence contributes to the poor performance of many students. 2. Adults in school settings need to address problems created by.

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