ERIC Number: ED325564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-19
Reference Count: N/A
Educating Beyond Hate.
This document outlines a program for schools to encourage the development of values, attitudes, and knowledge foster constructive interpersonal relationships. Cooperative learning, conflict resolution, structured controversy, and school mediation can form the core of a comprehensive program for educating beyond hate. Cooperative learning includes the following key elements: (1) positive interdependence; (2) face-to-face interaction; (3) individual accountability; (4) interpersonal and small group skills; and (5) time and procedures to process how well the learning groups are functioning. Conflict resolution training includes the following common elements: (1) conflict identification; (2) awareness of the causes, consequences, and alternatives to violence; (3) conflict confrontation; (4) respect for self and others; (5) identification of interests and opinions; (6) interest exploration; (7) problem definition; (8) active listening; (9) awareness of bias, misperceptions, misjudgments, and stereotyped thinking; (10) conflict resolution skill development; (11) self-awareness; and (12) moral awareness. Constructive controversy can be stimulated and structured that will promote academic learning and the development of conflict resolution skills, no matter what subject is being taught. School mediation centers can constructively resolve difficult conflicts that the disputing parties may not be able to resolve constructively without the help of a third party. A list of 30 references is appended. (FMW)
Descriptors: Arbitration, Classroom Techniques, Competition, Conflict Resolution, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cooperative Learning, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Student Attitudes, Values Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for the seminar "The Anatomy of Hate" convened by Elie Wiesel (Boston, MA, March 19, 1989).