ERIC Number: ED066347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Training for Nonviolent Action.
Olson, Theodore W.; Shivers, Lynne
The theory and practice of nonviolent action training as it exists to date are reviewed in this pamphlet. A response to a renewal of interest in alternative forms of social action, the pamphlet results specifically from an international seminar of experienced organizers and trainers held at Preston Patrick, Westmorland, England, June 27 - July 2, 1970. Its purpose is to present practical guidance in training for nonviolent direct action. One of the first chapters discusses kinds of training--skills training, theoretical training, crisis training, and training in competence, confidence, and organization. Various methods of training--roleplaying, situation analysis, strategy game, street-speaking, guerrilla theatre, and discussion-analysis--are discussed in one of the chapters. Guidelines and frameworks for organizing training are the focus of other sections and, finally, the means for evaluating training are covered. A short bibliography concludes the publication. (Author/JLB)
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Authoring Institution: Friends Peace and International Relations Committee, London (England).; War Resisters' International, London (England).