Two faces of education in ethnic conflict, The: Towards a peacebuilding education for children

54-page PDF study which, “should be considered as a first attempt to explore a set of highly complex and controversial issues. Its potential contribution is twofold: a focused and critical examination of the peacebuilding and peace-destroying role of education; and the placement of children on the mainstream peacebuilding and reconstruction agenda in a way that goes beyond their necessary but narrow inclusion as child soldiers … The project began with the observation that formal education is often viewed as a neutral or technical process of information dissemination set within a given societal context. It found that this starting point inhibited consideration of the role of education in the creation of a “constructed” – rather than “given” – societal context. The broadening of the analytical focus reveals that implicitly and explicitly, intentionally and unintentionally, education inevitably has a societal impact – for good or for ill.”

National evaluation of the restorative justice in schools programme

99-page pdf document which provides the findings of national (England and Wales), “projects [which] spanned a range of different approaches to introducing restorative practices into schools, including restorative justice conferences … the contract to evaluate these initiatives was awarded to Partners in Evaluation, a specialist agency with a multi-ethnic team of researchers and a national reputation for conducting evaluations in the fields of health, education, social exclusion and regeneration.” Includes a literature review, sample pupil and school staff surveys and post-conference interview schedule for perpetrators and aggrieved.

Current trends in graduate ADR programs: Preliminary findings

Pdf article from Conflict Management in Higher Education Report, Volume 1, Number 2, (March/April 2000), which “presents a few preliminary findings from a two-year study of all graduate ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) and CR (Conflict Resolution) programs in the United States, the study concentrates on 45 areas of inquiry utilizing semi-structured interviews of program directors and coordinators concerning issues such as the growth and direction of their programs.”

Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management

Powerpoint presentation overview of the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resoluction and Conflict Management whose overall goal is to, “assist Ohioans in resolving disputes in the most efficient way possible while reducing the chance of violence, building positive relationships and helping disputants reach win-win situations.” The presentation highlights the OCDRCM’s work with other agencies and their focus on school based conflict management programs.

National curriculum integration project: Final report, phase two (2000-2001)

National curriculum integration project sought to promote the infusion of conflict resolution education into middle school curriculum, teaching it as part of other subjects, rather than as a stand-alone topic. This report shares the findings which suggest that classroom climate improves over the course of the school year using this approach.

National curriculum integration project: Report on year one (1998-1999)

Word document which summarizes findings from research that examined: The best practices for developing and implementing curriculum infusion and integration processes, the impact of the NCIP conflict resolution education on students’ conflict orientations and the impact of the NCIP conflict resolution education on classroom climate.