book review

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Book Review: Better Than Carrots or Sticks

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” –widely attributed to Frederick Douglass, pg 1 I’m beginning my review of Dominique Smith, Douglas B. Fisher and Nancy Frey’s excellent book Better Than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management in the same way they begin the first chapter: a reminder that … Continue reading

Peace Education: International Perspectives

Bringing together the voices of scholars and practitioners on challenges and possibilities of implementing peace education in diverse global sites, this book addresses key questions for students seeking to deepen their understanding of the field. The book not only highlights ground-breaking and rich qualitative studies from around the globe, but also analyses the limits and … Continue reading

Language That Can Change Lives

Just a few days ago I was part of a book club with a group of young teachers. Over the past few years I have worked as a learning support facilitator in their classrooms and developed valuable friendships with them. I admire them for working hard alongside their students in creating safe and inspiring learning environments. Our discussion focused … Continue reading

Book review: Voices of Harmony and Dissent

This past June, the Canadian School of Peacebuilding came out with a new book, Voices of Harmony and Dissent, a collection of essays from real peace practitioners in the field. Some of the essays were focused simply on story telling, while others helped illuminate theoretical concepts pertinent to peacebuilding through real-life examples from their experiences. Continue reading

Restorative Approaches to Conflict in Schools

Check out the volume Restorative Approaches to Conflict in Schools: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Whole School Approaches to Managing Relationships for helpful articles on restorative justice in educational settings. This is a collection of educators from around the world writing about their experiences and knowledge gained from implementing restorative justice in their contexts. The book looks specifically at … Continue reading

New book from Canadian School of Peacebuilding!

Voices of Harmony and Dissent: How Peacebuilders are Transforming Their Worlds is a collection of stories from peacebuilders around the world giving insight into their work in a broad range of contexts and practices. Buy before June 15, and you’ll receive over $260 in bonus peacebuilding materials! Continue reading

Book Review: Studies and global perspectives of second language teaching and learning

Studies and global perspectives of second language teaching and learning edited by John W. Schwieter integrates research from the fields of language acquisition and insights from education from a global perspective. Continue reading

A Picture of English in China

Joel Heng Hartse’s article English in China: A Miraculous and Conflicted Encounter reviews three books and includes reflections on his own experiences of teaching English. His review suggests that the three books “offer a picture of different yet overlapping areas of English in China Continue reading

“Reconcile” by John Paul Lederach

John Paul Lederach’s Reconcile: Conflict Transformation for Ordinary Christians is now available. Much of this is also relevant for language and peace educators. Check it out!

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