The Peaceful School: Models That Work

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This timely book provides educators with examples of safe schools and many of the strategies safe schools use to create a culture of peace. The author proposes that lessons in peace―cooperation, respect, effective communication, celebrating diversity, expressing emotion, and conflict resolution―be incorporated into the school curriculum. The Peaceful School: Models That Work is for all educators with an interest in making schools and, ultimately, communities more peaceful.

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Hetty van Gurp is a peace educator with a lifelong commitment to both teaching and justice. After 30 years as a teacher and administrator, Hetty founded Peaceful Schools International, an internationally recognized organization. In addition to her work in education, Hetty has also served as a member of the federal Human Rights Tribunal. Hetty’s contributions have been honoured with numerous awards, including the Canadian Teachers’ Federation Special Recognition Award for meritorious service to education and the Human Rights Award from the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. Hetty was named a Canadian Hero by both Time magazine (2006) and Reader’s Digest (2007). Hetty holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Mount Saint Vincent University, where she is also a part-time faculty member.

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