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Peace Education News
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Peace Education News (6)

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PUNE: Teacher educators from Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh were trained in handling student aggression, and to promote honesty, compassion and harmony, under the training for peace education to promote life skills among students. The peace education is now a part of the teacher-training programme of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), which formulates school curricula and teacher training programmes in India. This is one of the many training programmes in peace education conducted all over the country by the NCERT.

The training was conducted for 40 participants from the three states at the city-based Maharashtra State Council of Education Research and Training (MSCERT) from January 17 to 21.

Experts from various fields guided the participants how to handle violent students, react to their queries, help them counter social evils and respect others.

Continue to read at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/Teacher-educators-take-lessons-in-peace-education/articleshow/7400639.cms

Wednesday, 07 July 2010 14:11

Elise Boulding, 1920-2010

Elise Boulding died at 4:40 pm, June 24, 2010 in Needham, MA. Hailed as a “matriarch” of the twentieth century peace research movement, she was sociologist emeritus from Dartmouth College and from the University of Colorado and in on the ground floor in the movements of peace, women’s studies and futures and played pivotal roles in each. Her writings on the role of the family, women, spirituality and international non-governmental organizations have offered activists and educators new ways of conceiving the tasks inherent in making peace. Beginning in tandem with her late husband, economist and Quaker poet Kenneth Boulding and later on her own, she went on to build a life that encompassed research, writing and teaching, networking and building communities of learning. Dr. Boulding is the author of over 300 publications and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990. Her theoretical work on the role of the family in educating toward social change, and the role women have played in peacemaking, together with her ideas on transnational networks and their relationship to global understanding are considered seminal contributions to twentieth century peace education thought. Prior to her scholarly career, which formally began for her at age fifty after receiving her doctorate from the University of Michigan, Dr. Boulding was making major contributions in other areas, most notably as a peace educator and prominent Quaker and as a leader in the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), rising up to be International Chair.

Continue reading at: http://www.nationalpeaceacademy.us/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=255&Itemid=1

A quote from Mahatma Gandhi, “Earth has enough for everyone’s need but not for anyone’s greed," set the pace for a recent assembly of teachers who had gathered to discuss the principle of Education for Sustainable Development or ESD.

Indeed, there has never been a greater need for teachers who are advocates of peace and environmental protection, teachers who are not only swimming in the realm of ideas but are also moving in the material world, than now.

“We live in a planet in peril, a region at risk, a nation in crisis," former Education Secretary Dr. Lourdes R. Quisumbing said in her keynote address at the 9th General Assembly of APNIEVE, which was attended by more than 100 teachers from various universities and colleges. The event was held May 21-22 at the University of Makati.

“Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is not a matter of choice. We cannot leave the survival of the Earth to chance," said Quisumbing, who is also the president of the Asia Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education (APNIEVE)–Philippines.

Continue reading at: http://www.gmanews.tv/story/192550/educators-unite-to-promote-peace-save-the-planet

Tuesday, 22 June 2010 23:51

Summer Adventure

Saxby Young is one extremely polite 11-year-old.

What Young lacks in age, he makes up for in maturity. That is not to say he is serious 24/7, he pals around with his fellow sixth grade friends on the bench during a baseball game, cheering and clapping like the rest of them. But when the commotion settles, he is back to his attentive self, to watching the game.

Young's appearance doesn't indicate to his reserved behaviour either; he is the same height as his friends, and he wears the same casual clothes.

Maybe, it's his upcoming adventure weighing in the back of his mind, because this Banff elementary student is going to Norway.

Young will be going to an international peace camp with Children's International Summer Villages for an entire month, beginning at the end of June. CISV promotes the idea that peace is possible, with something as simple as friendship, and that this friendship begins as children.

Continue reading at Banff Crag & Canyon: http://www.banffcragandcanyon.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2634366

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Ru Ling Susie Chou will be following in her famous father’s footsteps when she attends a peace conference in Nova Scotia next month.

Her father, Pei-Yuan Chou, an eminent Chinese physicist, was one of 22 world-renowned scientists who attended the first Pugwash Conference here in 1957 to discuss the threat of nuclear weapons to world peace. The conference was held at the summer home of philanthropist Cyrus Eaton in Pugwash, Cumberland County.

From that early conference has grown many Pugwash conferences, symposia and workshops, with a growing number and diversity of participants.

Chou, herself a physicist, is among the internationally recognized leaders in peace education, women’s activism, and the disarmament movement who will gather at Mount Saint Vincent University for the peace conference July 7-10.

Continue Reading at The Chronicle Herald: http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1188462.html

Friday, 11 June 2010 00:37

Students show entrepreneurial side

Students from Park Street School are being recognized nationally for their entrepreneurial skills.

More than 30 students from nine schools in Fredericton took part in this year's Entrepreneurial Adventure Program. The program is designed to bring students, teachers and volunteer business partners together over the school year to explore the entrepreneurial world and develop a new venture.

An entrepreneurial showcase was held at the Regent Mall and students from several schools were on hand to showcase their ideas.

The Park Street students wore huge smiles as they received the BMO National Award for Originality. Students were presented with a plaque and a cheque to further their entrepreneurial program. The students had created a how-to DVD that focused on ideas in the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and how to make our world a better place.

Continue reading at the Daily Gleaner: http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/cityregion/article/1072597

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