The Peaceful School: Models That Work

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Portage & Main Press, 2002 - Education - 136 pages
This timely book provides educators with examples of safe schools and many of the strategies safe schools use to create a culture of peace. The author proposes that lessons in peace--cooperation, respect, effective communication, celebrating diversity, expressing emotion, and conflict resolution--be incorporated into the school curriculum. The Peaceful School: Models That Work is for all educators with an interest in making schools and, ultimately, communities more peaceful.

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Not because it is not a correct teaching, but because I was expecting a practical demonstration.of the person.

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Introduction i
Peace Pledge
The Peaceful School Planning Document
Student Conferences
Peace Begins With Me

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About the author (2002)

Hetty van Gurp is a peace educator with a lifelong commitment to both teaching and justice. After 30 years as a teacher and administrator, Hetty founded Peaceful Schools International, an internationally recognized organization. In addition to her work in education, Hetty has also served as a member of the federal Human Rights Tribunal. Hettys contributions have been honoured with numerous awards, including the Canadian Teachers Federation Special Recognition Award for meritorious service to education and the Human Rights Award from the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. Hetty was named a Canadian Hero by both Time magazine (2006) and Reader's Digest (2007). Hetty holds bachelors and masters degrees in education from Mount Saint Vincent University where she is also a part-time faculty member.

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