Since the 2016 election campaign, incidents of bullying Muslim students have skyrocketed. In a survey by the Washington chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim Community Resource Center, more than 60 percent of Muslim students have said they’ve felt unsafe in public since 2016.
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.
- 18th Feb 2017
- #anti-bullying #global citizenship education #race & ethnicity #school-based violence #UNESCO
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: 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.
- 6th Jan 2016
- #anti-bullying #conflict resolution #conflict transformation #culture of peace #dialogue #nonviolence #peacebuilding #violence #youth
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.
(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 […]
- 5th Oct 2015
- #anti-bullying #economics #preK-12 #school-based violence #social-emotional learning
(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, […]
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 […]