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ERIC Number: ED401267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Addressing Racism by Communication and Positive Affirmations or Put More Colloquially, "Don't Hate. Communicate!"
Donahoe, Susan Srubek
Mediation or conflict resolution training has been effective in a variety of settings. Using the components of the process (active listening, cooperation, acceptance of differences, creative problem solving, and empathetic responses) students learn to deal with anger and to work with others so as to arrive at solutions peacefully. Some of the standard procedures for mediation training and for creating change can help students recognize their emotions so they can change their behavior. These procedures include analyzing direct physical and psychological effects of hate, using logic to examine competition; improving communication skills; and learning mediation techniques, positive affirmation, and metacognition analysis. A possible project based on the slogan "Don't Hate, Communicate!" is described, with themes and a number of activities suggested. Topics to be covered are listed, as well as suggestions for creating a relaxed, friendly, accepting atmosphere. Additional citations are included in the appendix. (Contains 12 references.) (ND)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A