Integrated Peace Education: A New Approach to Addressing Bullying

In this brief, Vishnu Kannan of the Roosevelt Institute argues that to address school bullying, the Michigan State Board of Education should require public high schools to offer an alternative to the ninth-grade world history requirement that analyzes theories and applications of nonviolence and various causes of conflict, in order to provide students with the skills to mediate conflict in their daily lives.

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How can education prevent school violence and bullying based on ethnic discrimination?

UNESCO organized a workshop on Global Citizenship Education as part of the International Symposium on School Violence and Bullying: From Evidence to Action that took place in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School

“Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School: 48 Character-Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent Bullying” is a new book by Naomi Drew with Christa Tinari. “Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School” focuses on positive and prosocial attitudes and behaviors that build a respectful and compassionate school environment, while also addressing the tough issues of prejudice, anger, exclusion, and bullying.

Pre-deciding About Violence

Elizabeth and Lionel Traubman (2015) argue that pre-deciding about violence, beginning at home and then rippling out globally, is the most urgent need of our time. It is our best hope in this era of widespread atomic, biological, and chemical weapons when even a few people can do a lot of harm. Whether with physical punishment or all-out war, the stunning paradox of our time is that rejecting violence and dignifying our adversary – not humiliating, harming, or excluding – is the response that gets the best results.

Youth violence undermines social and economic development in poorest corners of the world. CREDIT: McGill University

Youth violence undermines social and economic development in poorest corners of the world

(Original article: www.eurekalert.org, Nov. 19, 2015) MCGILL UNIVERSITY Youth violence undermines social and economic development, especially in the poorest corners of the world, according to research from McGill University. However, increased government spending on education may be the key to facilitate policy efforts to protect youth. Using data from two international school-based surveys, the Health Behaviour […]

Teaching Social Skills to Improve Grades and Lives

(Original article: David Bornstein, NY Times – July 24, 2015) In the early 1990s, about 50 kindergarten teachers were asked to rate the social and communication skills of 753 children in their classrooms. It was part of the Fast Track Project, an intervention and study administered in Durham, N.C., Nashville, Seattle and central Pennsylvania. The […]

PJSA Position Paper: Making Schools Safe for All Students Through Holistic Programs and Peace Education

Please note: this position paper is available in PDF version. Please contact for PDF, notes & references and other information: Laura Finley ([email protected]) (954-592-7893) Position Paper:Making Schools Safe for All Students Through Holistic Programs and Peace Education In light of recent school shootings and serious bullying incidents, the PJSA calls on current and future educators, […]

The Antidote to our National Bullying Epidemic: Mandated Peace Education

Lisa Worth Huber, PhD Academic Director, Master of Arts in Conflict Transformation at The Graduate Institute, CT(Featured article: Issue #99 November 2012) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon provided a succinct solution on how to create a Culture of Peace: “I have a simple, one-word answer,” he said: “education.” To help address this gaping need, on International […]