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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. 

New Global Conflict Resolution Education (CRE)/ Peace Education (PE) Survey Now Available

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.

Thank you in advance for your support and contributions to this important project.  We look forward to receiving your responses.

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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Youth and conflict: Global challenges, local strategies, second international summit on conflict res Pdf document of catalog for the Second International Summit on Conflict Resolution Education, hosted by the Global Issues Resource Center, Office of Community Continuing Education Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. Catalog Listing

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Teaching global and local conflict in the classroom 24-page pdf document that accompanied a professional development program hosted by the World Affairs Council. Document consists of a list (with web addresses) of resources that relate to confict and conflict resolution. Recommend sites and sites that include lesson plans are noted. Catalog Listing

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Evaluation of respectful conflict resolution and peer mediation program 35-page pdf report of project whose "primary purpose is to provide data for schools and their surrounding communities to become more peaceful by empowering teachers, students, parents, and community leaders to constructively address conflict and violence in their families, schools, and communities through integrated, sustainable, and comprehensive...(see more) Catalog Listing

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How to run a student mediation conference 22-slide Powerpoint presentation given at the Sustaining Conflict Resolution Education: Building Bridges to the Future conference in Fairfax, VA, which provided "an overview of the conference planning and offer the nuts and bolts information on how to organize and run a successful conference in your community." Catalog Listing

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Place to work things out, A Pdf article from Conflict Management in Higher Education Report, Volume 2, Number 4, (July 2002), which presents the idea of personal narrative model of mediation and the work at Oberlin College using this model. Catalog Listing

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Grace to heal Volume 1, number 1, of newsletter published by Grace to Heal a conflict resolution organization in Zimbabwe. Catalog Listing

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Education for peace: A curriculum framework K-12 14-page pdf document which presents a "conceptual framework from which schools may devise a program comprising the transmission of universal values and enduring attitudes, and the development of skills which will enable our students to become active global citizens ... the implementation of this conceptual framework recognizes the practice of...(see more) Catalog Listing

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The Zone - Online Conflict Learning Module for Youth by Aik Saath An interactive online learning module focusing on conflict and conflict resolution for young people of diverse backgrounds. Topics include the roots, the conflict, the effects and the resolution. Illustrated with animated storyboards and roll-over graphics. Catalog Listing

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Eight ways to connect with global CR education via creducation.org 46-page Powerpoint presentation given at the Youth and Conflict: Global Challenges - Local Strategies held in Cleveland, Ohio, which "introduces various ways that organizations and individuals working around the world on conflict resolution education and peace education can share their ideas and materials with a larger audience, the focus is on...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Short course offerings on peace education: 2007-2008 academic year in Costa Rica Two page pdf document with course offerings and descriptions for the 2007-2008 school year at the University for Peace in Costa Rica. Catalog Listing

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Educating for Peace and from the University: Memorial Anthology of a Decade 488-page pdf in Spanish. The UNESCO Chair in Education for Peace was created in November 1996 from a cooperation agreement between the University of Puerto Rico and the Organization of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This Anthology provides an overview of the essays and documents developed in the first...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Values education, teacher professional learning and the United Nations 8-page PDF article which, "focuses on values education in teacher professional learning and in particular the innovative use of Model United Nations Conferences as a way of enhancing values-based approaches." Catalog Listing

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Review of WANEP'S peace education programme Pdf document which reviews a three-year pilot program, "to promote a culture of nonviolence among young people as a preventive measure against violent conflicts," created by the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP). Catalog Listing

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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) Catalog Listing

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Conflict management Website "developed to provide an introduction to the study of conflict management, based on research in this field," the site includes information on the nature of conflict and it's key elements, why the study of conflict is important, as well as the skills necessary for conflict managers. Included on the website is a self-test to check your...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Informational methodological center for multicultural education and tolerance Joint initiative of the Crimean ethnographic museum and Integration and development center for information and research to popularize the ideas of tolerance, intercultural education, mutual respect and collaboration of the diverse ethnical and confessional groups in the Crimean society. Catalog Listing

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Management and resolution of conflicts: An essential competence for life in basic education Presentation of the value of teaching conflict resolution education in schools. Catalog Listing

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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 Catalog Listing

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Learning About Human Rights In 2008, the United Nations initiated a year of human rights learning to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In the UK, UNA-UK teamed up with UNESCO Associated Schools to produce materials to help secondary school teachers and students explore human rights together. The resource, now posted to the web as a...(see more) Catalog Listing

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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) Catalog Listing

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