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Peacebuilding for adolescents : strategies for educators and community leaders
Forcey, Linda Rennie.
Publication Information:
New York : P. Lang, [1999]

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xi, 364 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
I. Confronting violence. Dr. King's giant triplets : racism, materialism, militarism / Nathan Rousseau and Sonya Rousseau -- Countering school violence : the rise of conflict resolution programs / Molly K. Pont-Brown and John D. Krumboltz -- Redefining school violence in Boulder Valley Colorado / Matthew W. Greene. II. Classroom strategies for peacebuilding. Peace and conflict curricula for adolescents / Linden L. Nelson, Michael R. Van Slyck, and Lucille A. Cardella -- The Speak Your Piece Project : exploring controversial issues in Northern Ireland / Alan McCully, Marian O'Doherty, and Paul Smyth -- How can caring help? : a personalized cross-generational examination of violent adolescent experiences in schools / Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon -- Adventure-based learning in the name of peace / Nadja M. Alexander and Teresa B. Carlson.

III. School strategies for peacebuilding. A developmental approach to the use of conflict resolution interventions with adolescents / Michael van Slyck and Marilyn Stern -- Nonviolent interventions in secondary schools : administrative perspectives / Robert C. DiGiulio -- Integrating a multicultural peacebuilding strategy into a literacy curriculum / Rebecca Wasson, Rebecca Anderson, and Melanie Suriani -- Disturbing the peace : multicultural education, transgressive teaching, and independent school culture / Peter Adam Nash. IV. School and community. Stop the violence : conflict management in an inner-city high school through action research and community problem solving / Arjen E.J. Wals -- Special needs, special measures : working with homeless and poor youth / Dé Bryant, Jennifer Hanis, and Charles Stoner -- Community-based service : re-creating the beloved community / Bonnie Winfield -- A summer institute on nonviolence / Ian Murray Harris.
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Relying largely on the work of peace- and conflict-resolution scholars from many disciplines, "Peacebuilding for Adolescents" presents proactive strategies for educators and community leaders. In order to deter adolescent violence, educators have been responding to increasing levels of school violence by severely punishing aggressive children, and politicians have been clamoring for tougher criminal justice measures to deter youth from crime. The authors in this book argue, instead, for a more humane response by teaching young people to value peace, to learn to manage their own conflicts, and to live more peacefully. They take a broad view that ranges over three strategic levels of analysis - personal, school, and community. They argue for the promotion of a culture of nonviolence in the schools to help create what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called the beloved community.

Author Notes

Linda Rennie Forcey is Professor Emerita of Human Development and Women's Studies at Binghamton University
Ian Murray Harris, Ed.D., is Professor of Educational Policy and Community Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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In this timely resource for educators, parents, and the community the authors have compiled topics ranging from school violence and conflict resolution to multiculturalism and community service. Essays on racism and conflict resolution lay the basis for a practical guide to strategies at classroom, school, and community levels. Classroom strategies are detailed with respect to peace building, controversial issues, and caring for others. On a broader level, school-based strategies offer developmental, literacy-based, and multicultural approaches from the perspectives of teachers, administrators, and the school culture. Community level involvement centers on problem solving, special needs (including poor and homeless youth), community service programs, and intensive training for school personnel. Appendixes include a comprehensive reading list of resources for adolescents that are timely, interesting, and developmentally appropriate. Peacebuilding for Adolescents is recommended reading for all professionals and members of the community who are interested in reducing violence among our youth. Schools and communities can work to overcome the problems of violence and conflict through preventive, skill-oriented programs. Such programs result in the transmission of values such as caring, conflict resolution, and acceptance of diversity for current and future generations. M. F. Russo; Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Table of Contents

Linda Rennie Forcey and Ian Murray HarrisNathan Rousseau and Sonya RousseauMolly K. Pont-Brown and John D. KrumboltzMatthew W. GreeneLinden L. Nelson and Michael R. Van Slyck and Lucille A. CardellaAlan McCully and Marian O'Doherty and Paul SmythBarbara J. Thayer-BaconNadja M. Alexander and Teresa B. CarlsonMichael Van Slyck and Marilyn SternRobert C. DiGiulioRebecca Wasson and Rebecca Anderson and Melanie SurianiPeter Adam NashArjen E. J. WalsDe Bryant and Jennifer Hanis and Charles StonerBonnie WinfieldIan Murray Harris
Chapter 1 Introductionp. 1
Part I Confronting Violencep. 15
Chapter 2 Dr. King's Giant Triplets: Racism, Materialism, and Militarismp. 17
Chapter 3 Countering School Violence: The Rise of Conflict Resolution Programsp. 35
Chapter 4 Redefining School Violence in Boulder Valley Coloradop. 57
Part II Classroom Strategies for Peacebuildingp. 89
Chapter 5 Peace and Conflict Curricula for Adolescentsp. 91
Chapter 6 The Speak Your Piece Project: Exploring Controversial Issues in Northern Irelandp. 119
Chapter 7 How Can Caring Help? A Personalized Cross-Generational Examination of Violent Adolescent Experiences in Schoolsp. 139
Chapter 8 Adventure-Based Learning in the Name of Peacep. 161
Part III School Strategies for Peacebuildingp. 175
Chapter 9 A Developmental Approach to the Use of Conflict Resolution Interventions with Adolescentsp. 177
Chapter 10 Nonviolent Interventions in Secondary Schools: Administrative Perspectivesp. 195
Chapter 11 Integrating a Multicultural Peacebuilding Strategy into a Literacy Curriculump. 213
Chapter 12 Disturbing the Peace: Multicultural Education, Transgressive Teaching, and Independent School Culturep. 227
Part IV School and Communityp. 237
Chapter 13 Stop the Violence: Conflict Management in an Inner-City Junior High School through Action Research and Community Problem Solvingp. 239
Chapter 14 Special Needs, Special Measures: Working with Homeless and Poor Youthp. 263
Chapter 15 Community-Based Service: Re-Creating the Beloved Communityp. 289
Chapter 16 A Summer Institute on Nonviolencep. 309
Appendix Ap. 331
Appendix Bp. 341
Appendix Cp. 343
List of Contributorsp. 345
Indexp. 353