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Cultural Aspects of Conflict Resolution Education

Culture influences both the development and the delivery and reception of conflict resolution education.

Conflict Resolution education (CRE) should be culturally sensitive. Some people assume that conflict management can only work in certain cultures and certain school populations. The research demonstrates that many CRE programs are equally effective in a variety of cultural contexts. However, programs may be more effective and more readily adopted by students and staff if they are clearly sensitive to the school culture and the student culture. In some schools this may mean that an Afro-centric approach to CRE is used. In alternative education or special needs populations, where CRE has proven very effective, this could mean tailoring the program training or content to the special needs student. 

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Conflict Resolution Education (CRE) / Peace Education (PE)
Request for Resources/ Examples

The Global Issues Resource Center, in cooperation with the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), The Peace Education and Conflict Education Reference Group, and the International Network for Conflict Resolution Education/ Peace Education (INCREPE) are collecting information to post on this global website.

We request your assistance in collecting examples, resources, and information on the following topics:
* Global Conflict Resolution Education (CRE)/ Peace Education (PE) Projects
* Cultural Aspects of CRE/PE
* International Success Examples
* World News and Events
* International CRE/PE Resources

Sharing your valuable knowledge, experience, and resources on these topics will assist others working to advance CRE/PE projects worldwide.  We encourage you to share your knowledge; this survey and the resulting posts will provide easy and free access to valuable information to communities around the globe.

Peace Education (PE)/Conflict Resolution Education (CRE) can be defined as teaching children and adults how to manage conflict effectively and giving them life skills that will empower them to be happier, more successful and well-adjusted citizens.
The website is devoted to the promotion of CRE/PE throughout the world. The website’s goals are:
* to serve as a clearinghouse of information on developments in the CRE/PE field including policy and legislation, current research, service delivery initiatives and organizations, in related fields
* to promote best practice in the field of CRE/PE by defining the field, its components, and accomplishments
* to provide CRE/PE instructional materials to formal and informal educators
* to provide a comprehensive network linking CRE/PE related organizations, professionals, policy makers, and educators working with CRE/PE
* to develop global interest in CRE/PE and promote global developments in CRE/PE
* Encourage evaluation of CRE/PE through provision of evaluation materials and models

To contribute information for this project, please get your copy of the survey here.

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Education and Training Center/International Certificate Course in Interfaith Conflict Resolution

Religion is frequently cited as a cause of violent conflict, yet
dialogue between faith communities often reveals that religion is not a
primary source of tension. Moreover, faith-based approaches to
peacemaking can be invaluable in promoting understanding and
reconciliation.

This course is designed to enhance the peacemaking capacities of
individuals and faith-based organizations by focusing on objectives,
methods, and best practices of interfaith dialogue, a form of religious
peacemaking increasingly recognized for its relevance to 21st Century
conflict. The course also examines the roles that faith leaders can play
as third parties in peacemaking efforts. The course applies general
principles of faith-based peacemaking to two case studies, highlighting
interfaith peacemaking efforts between Christians and Muslims in
Nigeria, as well as the role that various faith communities played in
helping to bring and end to the 36-year internal armed conflict in
Guatemala.

Certificate of Completion : Yes
Cost: No charge

Course Objectives

In completing this course, you will gain proficiency in the following
skills:

* Identifying key challenges and opportunities associated with religion
and peacemaking
* Identifying typical phases of interfaith dialogue, along with common
objectives, proven methodologies and best practices
* Analyzing case studies in interfaith dialogue with reference to
objectives, methods and best practices
* Developing effective goals and objectives for programs involving
interfaith dialogue
* Applying proven methods and best practices in programs involving
interfaith dialogue
* Responding to challenges and obstacles associated with establishing
effective dialogue between faith communities
* Identifying ways that faith leaders can be effective in third-party
engagement
* Analyzing case studies and applying lessons learned in faith-based
third-party efforts

Perspectives
Faces of those interviewed in the course.

This course includes numerous perspectives on the subject of interfaith
conflict resolution, as well as on conflict in Nigeria and Guatemala.
These perspectives come in the form of media clips culled from over
twenty hours of interviews that we have conducted with Institute
specialists and other noted specialists.
Visit The United States Institute of Peace’s website here for more information.

Related Catalog Resources

Below you'll find a randomized listing of up to 20 related items (we may have more...) drawn from our Resource Catalog.


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Tolerance Stories Booklet 55-page collection of stories, "to teach tolerance because stories are the first and most enduring literary form and they have the power to shape people’s understanding of the world and to change their lives ... it is our hope that this resource booklet will facilitate educators in elementary and secondary schools to introduce discussions of...(see more)
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Evaluation report on progress made through the OSCE’s efforts to unify the Gymnasium Mostar: Summer 51-page Word evaluation "of the unification of the Gymnasium Mostar in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), as commissioned by the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to BiH ... the Gymnasium Mostar was an historic and premier secondary school prior to the war of 1992-1995. It was completely destroyed during the war...(see more)
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Accessing free web-based conflict resolution education resources 28-slide Powerpoint presentation given at the Sustaining Conflict Resolution Education: Building Bridges to the Future conference in Fairfax, VA which introduces "the Conflict Resolution Education Connection, a free online one-stop-shop for resources and information on conflict resolution education. We will review the history of this cooperative...(see more)
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Practicing peace: A peace education module for youth and young adults in Solomon Islands: 4th draft 99-page pdf document developed "to help people resolve interpersonal and inter-group conflict through productive and peaceful strategies, and to teach young people how they can participate in public life. The module is intended for use with youth and young adults in community and school settings in Solomon Islands." Skill areas include:...(see more)
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Fostering Dialogue Across Divides This 183-page pdf from the Public Conversations Project (PCP) provides their definitive guide to conducting successful dialogues on the most heated topics. The guide is based on PCP's experiences working in many different settings and on a wide range of topics, including abortion, foresting practices, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, sexual...(see more)
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Companion curriculum to: Innocents lost by Jimmie Briggs Pdf teacher's guide companion to the book, "Innocents Lost" by Jimmie Briggs with five lessons to accompany readings from the book.
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Training of Teachers in Areas of Armed Conflict This 64-page practice manual was written by Dr. Anica Mikus Kos, a pediatrician and child psychiatrist from Slovenia. It was published as a supplement in the online journal Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict, Vol 3 No. 2 ; July 2005
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Recommended standards for school-based peer mediation programs Twenty-eight page document presenting standards for school-based peer mediation programs that are designed to enhance quality and stimulate thought among youth and adult participants in peer mediation programs. Aids in the creation and implementation of programs, designing curricula and evaluation procedures, funding and promoting programs,...(see more)
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Peace and conflict resolution education at schools of Shirak Region (Armenia): Final report Report presents the experience stored up in Armenia in the field of peace education, gained successes, educational course developed by the authors, opinions of the beneficiaries and policy makers in the area of education to integrate the training course into school curriculum, future strategy, etc. Report was developed for the First UNESCO/EURED...(see more)
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Inter-agency P.E.P.: Skills for constructive living: Facilitators and trainers training guide 13-page pdf manual which is "one of the components of the "Inter-agency Peace Education Programme." See overview at http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0014/001442/144251e.pdf . "The programme is designed for education managers of ministries dealing with both formal and non-formal education and for agencies which implement education activies on...(see more)
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Reports of the activities of the Council of Europe in history teaching in Cyprus in 2004 64-page PDF report of seminars conducted by the Council of Europe in Cyprus about the teaching of history on the basis of multiperspectivity, reviewing new ways to teach history and train history teachers, review textbooks, and discuss new ways to teach history in the 21st century among other topics.
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Encyclopedia of peace education Online resource which, "provides a comprehensive overview of the scholarly developments in the field to date as well as new insights from across the globe from the various actors involved in advancing peace education internationally. Thus, this online resource serves as a living reference guide that traces the history and emergence of the field,...(see more)
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Practicing peace: A peace education module for standards 4 through 6 in Solomon Islands 87-page word document which presents peace education for the Solomon Islands context. "The primary method used in peace education is generally referred to as a "facilitated" or "interactive" model of teaching. In this method, the teacher becomes a facilitator of learning and a co-learner with the students. Students and teachers use experiential...(see more)
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El manejo y la resolución de conflictos. Una competencia para la vida en la educación básica. Spanish langage presentation of the value of teaching conflict resolution education in schools.
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Peace lessons from around the world 144-page pdf educational resource for primary and secondary students providing 16 lessons based on the four strands of the "Hague Agenda for Peace and Justice for the 21st Century [which] comprises fifty proposals for actions and policies, which taken together, could move the world toward the end of war and the beginning of a culture of peace."...(see more)
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Integration and development center (IDC) for information and research Information about the IDC (Integration and development center) in Ukraine.
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Will you listen?: Young voices from conflict zones 28-page pdf report which accompanies "the official 10 year Graca Machel Strategic Review report ... submitted to the UN General Assembly on October 17, 2007. It compiles the views and recommendations from more than 1,700 young people from 92 countries through focus group discussions ... [which] included children and young people who have...(see more)
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Classrooms in peace: Preliminary results of a multi-component program 24-page PDF article from the "Ineramerican Journal of Education for Democracy," vol. 1, no. 1, September, 2007. Abstract: "Classrooms in Peace is aimed at preventing aggressive behaviors and promoting peaceful coexistence through 1) a curriculum for the development of citizenship competencies in the classroom; 2) extracurricular reinforcement in...(see more)
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Community-Based Institutes on Peace Education (CIPE) organizer's manual: A peace education planning 78-page pdf manual "designed to assist formal, non-formal and grass-roots educators and educational planners by providing ideas and tools for the development of community-based peace education learning projects that might contribute to the reduction of violence at all levels of the global social order. More specifically, it has been developed to...(see more)
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Iman and the pastor, The: Coexist, Lessons from Nigeria and beyond 27-page Powerpoint presentation given at the Second International Summit on Conflict Resolution Education which presents, "The work of religious peacemakers and the experiences of the Imam and the Pastor will be shared as well as ways that COEXIST helps youth gain needed skills to prevent and resolve conflicts that arise due to misunderstandings...(see more)
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