ERIC Number: ED430173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Peaceful Solutions: Teacher's Guide. Conflict Resolution and Violence Prevention Strategies. Professional Development, Grades 5-12.
Cochran, Kathleen Mayo; Kathleen Mayo
This teacher's guide has been developed for use with the Peaceful Solutions video series. It provides information for educators who want to learn more about how to prevent or reduce youth violence. Through video, print, and on-line components, Peaceful Solutions is intended to increase awareness about educational practices that help promote peace. It provides opportunities for discussion, activities, and next steps for involvement with violence reduction programs. One of the goals of the program is to help students develop attitudes and abilities that will have a lifelong value. Peaceful Solutions consist of four programs. Program 1 and Program 2 show educational approaches with societal or global perspectives. The first features community service learning and the Model United Nations program; the second focuses on bias awareness and media literacy. The strategies in Program 3--communication skill building and academic controversy--and Program 4--changing habits of thought and mediation--are techniques for reducing interpersonal conflicts. These segments are intended to be used in professional development workshops with teachers and may be shown and discussed with students. This guide provides an introduction to each strategy; a video summary of each segment; activities to be used with students; lists of resources; and workshops for teacher sand administrators. (MKA)
Descriptors: Bias, Class Activities, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Educational Resources, Intermediate Grades, Mass Media, Prevention, Professional Development, Secondary Education, Service Learning, Teachers, Thinking Skills, Videotape Recordings, Violence, Workshops
Accompanying videotape available from The Bureau for At-Risk Youth, 135 Dupont St., P.O. Box 760, Plainview, NY 11803-0760; Tel: 800-999-6884 (Toll Free); Fax: 516-349-5520; Web site: www.at-risk.com ($179.95; order No. BAC2788).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Thirteen WNET, New York, NY.