Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Access to publication

Some followers of this blog have asked about how to get a copy of this publication:

Creating Schools of Peace and Nonviolence in a Time of War and Violence
Tom Cavanagh
Online Publication Date: 01 January 2009

To cite this Article: Cavanagh, T. (2009).Creating Schools of Peace and Nonviolence in a Time of War and Violence. Journal of School Violence (8)1, 64 — 80.

To link to this Article: DOI: 10.1080/15388220802067912

New book

Some of my colleagues from Colorado State University, where I did my doctoral studies, and the Peace Education special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Education Research Association (AERA) co-authored a book that was recently released. The title and the press release are below.

147 Tips For Teaching Peace and Reconciliation
by William M. Timpson, Edward J. Brantmeier, Nathalie Kees, Tom Cavanagh,
Claire McGlynn, and Elavie Ndura-Ou├ędraogo

Violence and prejudice are regrettably commonplace in the world around us. Our
responses to acts of violence are critical. They can help to either perpetuate the
chain reaction of reprisal or reverse it. As educators who wish to further peaceful
alternatives, we must reach out with compassion and respect for others. And we
must do so in real, practical ways.
William Timpson and his fellow contributors from around the world begin this new
book from Atwood Publishing with the concept that violence and division are not
inherent, but have forcibly occupied our history books and our everyday ways of
thinking, leaving us a one-sided story that threatens to repeat itself endlessly.
From this beginning, 147 Tips For Teaching Peace and Reconciliation asserts that
peace must be actively taught, and outlines effective and practical ways to do so.
Each of the authors draws from a deep well of personal experience advancing reconciliation
in divided societies. This enables them to balance academic theory with
real-world practice as they present a diverse array of tips — priceless for teaching
peace to your students, discovering peace in your personal life, and promoting peace
in your community.
  • Rethinking the War and Dominance Paradigms
  • Challenging the Language of Conflict
  • Building a Positive Climate of Trust
Peace and reconciliation have universal value. Teaching them, however, cannot be a
passive or a neutral activity. Whether you plan to integrate peace education into a
pre-existing class, teach a new class on peace, or bring peace and reconciliation to
your community, 147 Tips for Teaching Peace and Reconciliation will give you valuable
direction to help you accomplish your goals.
For futher information or to request a copy to review for publication, contact:
Linda Babler, Atwood Publishing, PO Box 3185, Madison, WI 53704; 888.242.7101;