Imagine a peaceable place of learning, where the total focus is on teaching and helping students learn. From superintendents to classroom teachers, this is what all education professionals want for their schools. Making School a Place of Peace gives you details on how to make nonviolence and peaceable behavior the norm in your school.
The authors have included real-life examples and forms for assessing the culture and values of the school. They have included practical ways you can incorporate lessons about peace into the curriculum such as using examples from children's literature. Particularly useful are the resources for helping to promote peace as a way of life not just at school, but at home and in the community as well. Involvement of parents, teachers, and children is stressed as a key factor in bringing about these changes.
The book contains such valuable resources as how to:
* Get started on the road to a peaceable school
* Work with your students' parents to make peace a plan for home
* Confront the reality of teaching peace and use it as an element in your curriculum
* Find help for your school in your community
* Use children's literature in peace curricula
* Expect peace as a way of life in your school
Bey and Turner see peace not as the absence of conflict or violence, but as the practice of social harmony, cooperation, tolerance, and mutual respect. Written for practitioners at all levels as well as professors of education, this timely and thoughtful book can guide you in making school a place of peace.