Building a Culture of Peace in our schoolS

Definitions and Approaches

Approaches to Education on Nonviolence/Peace Studies in K-12 Education

Lesson Plans

Residency for Schools

Bridging Differences -- Building Community, Katie Green, Storyteller
A Storytelling Residency that Teaches Conflict Resolution Skills. This program, which safely moves students from exploring conflicts in folktales to talking about personal experience in Story Circles, will assist classroom teachers in addressing difficult situations. Katie Green, 73 Bullard Rd, Princeton, MA 01541


  • The Compassionate Classroom: Relationship Based Teaching and Learning
    By Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson. Puddle Dancer Press, 2004.
  • Life-Enriching Education
    By Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D., The Center for Nonviolent Communication, Puddle Dancer Press, 2003.
  • Learning to Abolish War
    By Betty Reardon, Columbia Teachers College, New York
  • "Peer Mediation: Citizenship and Social Inclusion Revisited"
    By David Kerr, Educational Research, Volume 51, Issue 1 March 2009 , pages 127 - 128
  • "School-wide Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation Programs: Experiences in Three Middle Schools"
    By SMITH, Stephen W ; ROBINSON, T Rowand, ; MILLER, M. David; LANDRY, Kristine L ; Intervention in School & Clinic, November 1, 2000



Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools Online Workshops
Drug & Violence Prevention Web Courses for Schools

The continuing education workshops listed in the link above above have already been implemented as live online events and are now available for review on this Web site. While many of these events were developed for middle school coordinators (MSCs), they remain relevant at all levels. They contain valuable information, activities, and resources on key topics in the strategic planning and program delivery process. You may view and download the materials that were available to coordinators when the events were actually conducted. This includes summaries of the online discussions among event participants and Center staff.

Other Resources

International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution
Teachers College, Columbia University
Box 53, 525 W 120th Street
New York, New York 10027-6696
Location: I.C.C.C.R., Box 53, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 678-3402
Coordinator: Juliette De Wolfe



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