New website Democracyis.us Promotes CRE
A new web project from Bill Warters, developer of CREducation.org, promotes the use of Conflict Resolution Education to build a strong foundation for Democracy both in the classroom and beyond. It was developed as part of the Looking at Democracy Challenge. Visit Democracyis.us to explore further.
From the contest submission description:
Democracy works best with an educated citizenry who have developed skills of conflict resolution, public engagement, and civility as part of their schooling experience. This proposal harkens back to the philosophy of education espoused by pragmatist John Dewey in his 1916 book Democracy in Education, while looking forward at the positive strides being made in conflict resolution skills development in education. Democracy can get us where we need to go, but it is human-powered. Making it work requires a proper education and the ability to work with others often unlike ourselves. By getting involved and engaging with others we can all look forward to an interesting and productive journey. Democracy is us! Ride on!