peace education

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Reflections on Peace Education: Asia-ANZ Conference of Sacred Heart School Heads

The Asia-ANZ Conference of Sacred Heart School Heads hosted by Religious of the Sacred Heart took place in fall with the theme of peace education. For many educators, it was a powerful experience. Reading the reflections of the delegates points to the importance of coming together to talk about peace education in our contexts, even … 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

Personal reflections from the Language4Peace workshop

The Language4Peace focused workshop was held during Mennonite World Conference this past Wednesday, July 22. There, Kate Wentland and myself met with group of around 15 or so Anabaptists with experience and/or interest in teaching Language, Peace, and Mission. We began by introducing ourselves and our language identities, answering questions like “What is your native … Continue reading

10 Ways Language Learning and Peace Education Mix

For many language learners and peace educators, the crossover between the fields of language acquisition and peacebuilding are clear.  Here are 10 of the ways the two lenses complement each other. 1. Communication is key Language is all about communicating with other people and a peace lens asks how healthy are our patterns of speaking … Continue reading

Children’s Literature for Teaching Peace

I’ll admit it; I’m a book nerd. I studied English literature in college and grew up being read to and reading hundreds of books. Because of this, I know that I have been shaped by what I have read. It occurred to me recently that cultural stories and values are perpetuated in literature. This is … Continue reading

Creating a National Peace Education Curriculum: Vietnam Peace Education Manual Case Study

In late 2004 and early 2005, the International Congress of Education for Shared Values for Intercultural and Interfaith Understanding and of Religion in Peace and Conflict: Responding to Militancy and Fundamentalism met in Adelaide and Melbourne, Australia respectively. The proceedings from these meetings were compiled, and in my perusal of them I came across an article reporting … Continue reading

Teach English and Spanish on the Peace Boat

Peace Boat offers language classes for passengers on board, both English and Spanish. The teachers of these classes are volunteers, and Peace Boat is accepting applications for their 88th voyage. If the idea of sailing the globe appeals to you, check out their website for more information about teaching English and Spanish on board Peace Boat. Continue reading

Peace Education and Conflict Transformation from the Berghof Foundation

The Berghof Foundation’s Peace Education and Conflict Transformation is an excellent resource for those looking to integrate peace and conflict transformation principles into their education practice and is available in English and German. Effectively summarising the broad range of types of peace education programs, the article also included several case studies of different peace education … 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

Active Listening: Essential for Peace and for Language Learning

Active Listening is a well-known concept in the peacebuilding field, and one that Peace Scholar Chris Spies delves into quite extensively in some of his published articles and in an excellent blog post entitled Listening Deeper and Deeper! His Five-Level Listening focuses on five body parts and corresponding listening practices that are illustrated by each … Continue reading

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