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ERIC Number: EJ821145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1740-0201
Promoting a Peaceful Classroom through Poetry
Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth
Journal of Peace Education, v2 n1 p69-78 Mar 2005
Today's classrooms hold many students who often possess dysfunctional approaches to conflict as entertainment. Abrasive talk shows, confrontational radio, even political debates, and the frenzy surrounding them may be considered evidence of this dysfunctional approach. Because we live in a post-9/11 reality and a time of war, the opportunity to give peace a chance in our classrooms is imperative. Through the use of formula poetry, elementary and middle school students can find organic and authentic means of reflecting and seeking conflict resolution. This manuscript outlines the thoughtful application of reading and writing poetry, in particular formula poems, for the purpose of creating and maintaining peaceful classrooms for our students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A