Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Latest Journal Article

With this post I want to share with you the latest journal article to be published about the work I am currently engaged in.

This article was co-authored with my colleagues Dr Patricia Vigil and Star Garcia. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with them. The reference for the article is:

Mestas Vigil, P., Cavanagh, T., & Garcia, E. (2013). Developing peacemakers in the classroom: An alternative discourse in a culture of war and violence. Peace Studies Journal, 6(1), 79-91

As the reference indicates, the article was part of a special issue of the Peace Studies Journal dedicated to this theme:

The Architecture of War: Framing an Anti-hegemonic Peace Education

Here is the link to the article:

I would appreciate any feedback you have to offer about the article. This article outlines the current work we are involved in. So we are interested in your ideas for where should our work go next. What do you suggest should be the next steps in this work?


Inviting Your Participation

With this posting I want to change the tone of this blog. I want to invite your participation in the work I am engaged in. In the past I have posted information without inviting your conversation. Now I want to invite you to join in the conversation about the work I am doing so that together we can co-construct this important work.
I realize that you as followers of this blog are a rich resource of passion for the work, expertise, skills, and experience. By bringing your background to the conversation together we can improve the work I am engaged in and together create the research. I am talking about the whole aspect of the work, starting with what to study, how to study the issue, who to do the study with, how to collect data and analyze it, and how to interpret the data and write those date up. By engaging in the work in this way, we can make a richer contribution to the current conversation about how to bring restorative justice principles into schools.
So what do you think about this idea?

Monday, January 21, 2013

New York Times article

Restorative justice is being discussed in the popular press. The article found at this link appeared in the January 14, 2013 issue of the New York Times.