ERIC Number: ED408541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Resolving Violence: An Anti-Violence Curriculum for Secondary Students.
Recent statistics show that young people, ages 10-19 years old, are at greatest risk of violent death in modern society. Teachers and education policy-makers know that by working with students, a change in attitude can be brought about. A curriculum designed to achieve this change is presented here. The curriculum comprises a book and worksheets that provide information about violence in modern society. As an anti-violence curriculum, it gives young people an opportunity to discuss and reject commonly held beliefs and attitudes about the role of violence in society: rejecting violence as an option and discriminating between violence in the real world from the violence of fantasy. It also provides a curriculum to encourage students to adopt appropriate nonviolent responses to conflict and everyday interactions. The text opens with an attitudes towards violence survey in which participants' views on violence can be assessed. Ten modules offer exercises and strategies for exploring such issues as perceptions, statistics, predicting violence, violence and gender, origins of violence, preventing violence, responding to violence, violence in relationships, and effective communication. Presenter notes, which offer guidance on facilitating the lessons, appear at the end of each module. Includes 20 worksheets and examples for 16 overhead transparencies. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions, Pupil Personnel Services, School Security, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Student Needs, Violence
The Australian Council for Educational Research Ltd., 19 Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell, Melbourne, Victoria, 3124, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Melbourne.
Identifiers - Location: Australia