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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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Evaluation report: Life skills project implementation in the Armenian education system 45-page Word report which "represents an evaluation of implementation of the Life Skills Project being conducted in the Armenian education system as [a] component of an overall effort in education reform ... the project was piloted in the first and fifth grades in 16 schools in 1999-2000. In 2000-2001 the project was expanded to 100...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Classrooms in peace: Teaching strategies 22-page PDF article from the "Interamerican Journal of Education for Democracy, vol. 1, no. 2, June, 2008. Abstract: "In recent times citizenship competencies have arisen as a very valuable alternative for education for democracy and peace. The formative evaluation of the Aulas en Paz program has provided for analyzing various teaching...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Evaluation report: Life skills project implementation in the Armenian education system 45-page PDF report which "represents an evaluation of implementation of the Life Skills Project being conducted in the Armenian education system as [a] component of an overall effort in education reform ... the project was piloted in the first and fifth grades in 16 schools in 1999-2000. In 2000-2001 the project was expanded to 100 schools...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Improving outcomes for Indigenous students - the Workbook and guide for school educators (3rd ed.) This 55-page pdf workbook is a practical set of support materials for taking action and working systematically in schools. Developed in Australia, it provides a set of tools and ideas to help achieve improved outcomes for Indigenous students, and can be used in conjunction with the materials on the What Works http://www.whatworks.edu.au/ website...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Practicing peace: A peace education module for standards 4 through 6 in Solomon Islands 87-page pdf 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) Catalog Listing

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Building bridges in conflict areas: Educational report 23-page PDF report in which, "the reader is invited for an overview of the methods, theories and tools that were offered to the participants. It shows how the process of theoretical presentation becomes "alive" when participants interact with trainers and share their opinions through brainstorming or reflecting on the concepts that were discussed...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Listing of International Materials Related to Civic Education and Conflict Resolution This is a briefly annotated list of international education-related materials available via the web that have been shared with the staff at the Global Issues Resource Center at Cuyahoga Community College, hosts of the International CRE Summits held in Ohio. Compiled in the Spring of 2010. Catalog Listing

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Creating Spaces for Dialogue - A Role for Civil Society This manuscript is published by Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) as part of a new GPPAC Dialogue and Mediation series. The stories presented in the book are authored by GPPAC network members who initiated a conversation between communities and societies polarised and divided as a result of conflict. Each story shows...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Mediation on campus: A history and planning guide Pdf article reprinted from the June/July 1991 Issue (Vol 33) of The Fourth R, The Newsletter of the National Association for Mediation in Education exploring the role of mediation at colleges and universities, with a list of questions that those thinking of starting mediation programs should ask themselves. Catalog Listing

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Workshop on peace education for educators in Southeast Asia: January 19 to 23, 2009 2-page Word report on a workshop for peace educators which "sought to train a core of formal and community educators on the knowledge base, attitudes, and skills that comprise peace education; encourage them to generate doable action plans that they can implement in their schools, organizations and/or communities; encourage them to serve as a...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Programa Fortalecimiento de la convivencia democratica, derechos humanos y resolucion pacifica de Powerpoint presentation that outlines peace and conflict resolution education initiatives developed in Columbia. 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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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) 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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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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Learning to Live Together: An intercultural and interfaith programme for ethics education Learning to Live Together is an interfaith and intercultural programme for Ethics Education that contributes to nurturing ethical values in children and young people. The programme was developed by the Interfaith Council on Ethics Education for Children in close collaboration with UNESCO and UNICEF and tested through the Global Network of...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Non-violence in education 79-page pdf manuscript published in cooperation with Institut de Recherche sur la Resolution Non-Violente des Conflits (IRNC), of which the author says, "These pages do not claim that merely placing the principle of non-violence at the heart of the educational project could be enough to solve them with ease. It is not our intention to teach...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Collaboration across fields: Implementation and sustainability of SEL, CRE, PE and CE 73-page PDF conference reader from the two-day summit, "Collaboration across Fields: Implementation and Sustainability of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), Conflict Resolution Education (CRE), Peace Education (PE), and Citizenship Education (CE), held in Cleveland, Ohio on June 19th and 20th, 2009. The conference "brought together government...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Tips for developing peace education curriculum: Some lessons from Vietnam 4-page tips document, the abstract states, "Teachers and schools around Australia are being asked to take responsibility for ensuring safe schools and promoting citizenship among students. This is part of an international movement to use school-based education to promote a global culture of peace. The International Conflict Resolution Centre at...(see more) 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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