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Making School a Place of Peace
     

Making School a Place of Peace

by Theresa M. Bey, Gwendolyn Y. Turner
 

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ISBN-10: 0803961928

ISBN-13: 9780803961920

Pub. Date: 10/25/1995

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Imagine a peaceable place of learning, where the total focus is on teaching and helping students learn. From superintendents to classroom teachers, this is what all education professionals want for their schools. Making School a Place of Peace gives you details on how to make nonviolence and peaceable behavior the norm in your school.

The authors have included real

Overview

Imagine a peaceable place of learning, where the total focus is on teaching and helping students learn. From superintendents to classroom teachers, this is what all education professionals want for their schools. Making School a Place of Peace gives you details on how to make nonviolence and peaceable behavior the norm in your school.

The authors have included real-life examples and forms for assessing the culture and values of the school. They have included practical ways you can incorporate lessons about peace into the curriculum, such as using examples from children's literature. Particularly useful are the resources for helping to promote peace as a way of life, not just at school but at home and in the community as well. Involvement of parents, teachers, and children is stressed as a key factor in bringing about these changes.

Bey and Turner see peace not as the absence of conflict or violence, but as the practice of social harmony, cooperation, tolerance, and mutual respect. Written for practitioners at all levels as well as professors of education, this timely and thoughtful book can guide you in making your school a place of peace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803961920
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/25/1995
Series:
School Safety Series
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Prefacexi
About the Authorsxv
1.Moving Toward a Peaceable School1
Implementing Programs2
Reducing Violence3
Switching Over4
Changing Policies5
Setting Priorities6
Defining Peace7
Principles for Peace8
Planning for Peace9
Selecting a Change Approach9
Incentives for School Personnel11
Closing Thoughts12
Let's Talk12
Suggested Activities14
Learning Exercises14
2.Creating a Peaceable Environment17
The Principal's Leadership18
Creating a Safe School19
A Peaceable Environment22
Selling the School23
Making the Classroom Peaceable25
What Causes Conflict?27
Classroom Management and Discipline28
Closing Thoughts30
Let's Talk30
Suggested Activities31
Learning Exercises31
3.Encouraging Peaceful Communication35
Forms of Communication36
Communication Among School Personnel43
Changing Negative Communication44
The Language of Peace46
Identifying Communication Styles47
Closing Thoughts48
Let's Talk52
Suggested Activities52
4.Planning for Peace Across the Curriculum55
Revising the Curriculum56
The Hidden Curriculum58
Multicultural Peace60
Multicultural Curricular Approaches62
Multicultural Content63
Social Peace64
Planning for Change65
Closing Thoughts66
Let's Talk67
Suggested Activities67
5.Changing Instruction: The Hard Realities69
Differentiated Instruction70
Multiple Intelligences72
Understanding the Student74
Conflicts77
Problem-Solving Skills78
Closing Thoughts80
Let's Talk80
Suggested Activities81
6.Working With Parents83
Parent-Child Communication83
School and Family85
Family Education86
Parent Workshops87
Adult Supervision88
Instill Values89
Parent-Friendly Support91
Parent-Teacher Conferences93
Closing Thoughts95
Let's Talk95
Suggested Activities96
7.Building Family-School-Community Partnerships101
School-Community Social Services102
Family-Community-School Collaboration103
Youth and Crime104
Delinquency: What Are the Causes?106
Denying Problems108
Family-School-Community Action Plan109
Closing Thoughts115
Let's Talk115
Suggested Activities115
AppendixSuggested Resources117
Resource ASocial Peace Curriculum for Primary and Elementary Schools117
Resource BSocial Peace Curriculum for Middle and High Schools119
Resource CAnnotated List of Programs and Curriculum Guides for Peaceful Schools125
Resource DAnnotated List of Family, School, and Community Resources131
Resource EResource Organizations for Teaching Peace137
Resource FAnnotated List of Children's Literature for a Social Peace Curriculum140
Resource GBibliography of Children's Books145
Resource HProfessional Literature Related to Discipline and Classroom Management150
References153
Index159

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