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Overview

What could be more timely than a book that advocates we teach the skills and knowledge students need to both live peacefully in the world and promote peace through their actions? After all, children are exposed to violence dozens of times daily, whether in programming targeted to their age groups, evening news carrying the latest casualties of war and murder, or video games that trivialize cruelty.

That's why Riane Eisler and Ron Miller have joined with thirteen other proponents for peace education, including famed children's troubadour Raffi, to present a crucial collection of essays that will help you create instructional practices and lessons that model the tools students need to turn aside culturally conditioned predilections toward domination and violence and, instead, embrace ideals that enable them to transform their relationships through a belief in compassion, caring, respect, and diversity. This vitally important book includes not only a strong rationale for why teaching for peace is utterly necessary, but also specific chapters dealing with issues that teachers encounter every day, including:

  • using peaceful instead of violent language
  • emphasizing social justice
  • developing students' vision of peace through their own sense of integrity.
Grounded in today's cultural realities, Educating for a Culture of Peace asks you to think globally, act locally, and fine-tune your practice by instilling every lesson you teach with the basic humane values that lead to greater interpersonal and intercultural understanding. Read Educating for a Culture of Peace and make a concrete contribution to a better world, one peaceful classroom at a time.
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“Educating for a Culture of Peace describes a better way to educate. The way is more democratic, more intellectually honest, and more relevant to the human condition.”–Nel Noddings
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325007267
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 9/10/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 5 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

A pioneer in peace studies and human rights, Riane Eisler is president of the Center for Partnership Studies but is best known for her international bestseller The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future (Harper & Row, 1987), as well as the award-winning books The Power of Partnership (New World Library, 2002), and Tomorrow's Children: A Blueprint for Partnership Education in the 21st Century (Westview Press, 2000).

Ron Miller is a teacher educator at Goddard College in Vermont and an historian and activist in holistic, progressive, and alternative education movements. He founded the journals Holistic Education Review and Paths of Learning, and his previous books include Free Schools, Free People (SUNY Press, 2002) and What Are Schools For? (Holistic Education Press, 1990).

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Table of Contents

Part One: The Urgent Need to Educate for Peace

Introduction by Ron Miller

Education for a Culture of Peace by Riane Eisler

Darwin's Lost Theory and the Hidden Crisis in Western Education by David Loye

Part Two: Education as a Human Connection

Education for Integrity: Connection, Compassion, and Character by Rachael Kessler

Nonviolent Partnership Parenting and Teaching: Leaving Behind the Old Control Model by Thomas Gordon

On Being a Caring Teacher by Doralice Lange de Souza Rocha

Creating a Culture of Peace with Nonviolent Communication by Sura Hart

Part Three: How Schools Would Be Different in a Culture of Peace

Emphasizing Variety Rather Than Commonality: Educating Young Children for a Culture of Peace by Lisa S. Goldstein

If We Could Really Feel: The Need for Emotions of Care Within by Dierdre Bucciarelli

Dandelions and Deadlines: The Preservation of Childhood as a Temporal Location by Chip Wood

Music: A Culture of Peace by Raffi

Part Four: Moving from Dominator to Partnership Culture

From Gladiator to Midwife: Birthing "the Beloved Community" of Partnership in a Black Studies Classroom by Paulette Pierce

Strategies for Teaching Caring and Empowerment: Drawing from African American, Mexican American, and Indian American Traditions by Linda Bynoe

What Is the Language of Care and Social Justice That We Use in Schools? by Carl A. Grant and Lavonne J. Williams

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