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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

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Hamilton Centre for Teaching Peace (HCTP) is pleased to announce its plans for the evening programme of the Conscious Communities Conference in November 2010 in Hamilton, Ontario Canada.

On the evenings of November 11, 12, and 13th HCTP will be hosting free, public short-form presentations from champions of peace, education, social justice, and community development. Each speaker will be given 15 minutes to share inspiring ideas and stories with the audience.

Talks will be held at the downtown Sky Dragon Community Co-Operative, in addition to other venues yet to be announced.

Call for nominations

We are seeking nominations from the public for speakers. Who do you know that deserves 15 minutes of the undivided attention of a public audience? Do you know somoene who's quietly (or not-so quietly) enabled positive social change in a community?

Nominees should be from the Hamilton/Halton/Niagara region, aware of the nomination and willing to present on one of the evenings. All ages are encouraged -- we especially love hearing from youth and elders alike!

To nominate, please email conference (at) peace-education.ca with the subject line "Speaker nominee" and the presenters name, email or phone number, and around 250 to 350 words about why they should be featured.

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On behalf of the Hamilton Centre for Teaching Peace, I would like to invite you and your students to participate in this year’s 9th Annual Youth Peace Education Conference taking place at the McMaster University campus on November 11th, 2010.

As an organization, our goal is to reduce different forms of violence in Hamilton through education and the building of alliances between organizations and individuals. This conference in particular is a way to include youth in the discussion, where they can articulate their interests and needs, while developing new friendships, visions and skills which will assist them in their journey towards peace.

In past years, we have introduced participants to issues related to peace from the global to the local level.  We’ve invited community heroes to discuss the UN Manifesto for a culture of peace, the Global Campaign for Peace Education, environmental stewardship and various facets of social justice, experienced within and beyond school environments.  Through numerous inspiring workshops, we have also attempted to address unique manifestations of violent cultures in the schools themselves, while empowering students and teachers with the practical skills and knowledge they need in order to transform themselves and whatever oppressive dynamics exist within their schools.

This year, we will offer more speakers, workshops and opportunities for dialogue and artistic expression, which relate to this year’s theme,  “Conscious Communities”.  In order to achieve our goal, that is to serve learners in their efforts towards building peace in and beyond their schools, we are asking for students and teachers to help direct the organizing process.  Attached is a survey, which should take no more than five minutes, for teachers to complete in their classrooms.  Essentially, we are seeking for students to be involved in whatever capacity they are comfortable with.  For example, through the survey, students can offer their visions for the conference day, or if they’re interested in greater involvement, like making decorations, or even developing their own workshops for the conference, we would be happy to help facilitate these planning sessions over the summer, or during the next school year.

Please fill out the survey with your class, and forward the names and emails of those students that are interested either in summer or September planning.  We also welcome you, the brave educator, to join us as we develop our vision and programme.  Please feel free to reach us at our office phone (905) 523-0111, or by email at julia [at] peace-education.ca. Thank you for your hard work, and for your time and consideration.

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The core aspect of cultivating a culture of peace is sustainable, conscious communities that live, breathe, grow, learn, and thrive. With that in mind and heart our focus this year will be celebrating and advancing “Conscious Communities” at the Ninth Annual Conference on Peace Education in Canada.

The conference will aim to advance the cultivation of peaceable communities at two scopes: local communities and communities of common interest.

The local communities scope will include the core educational needs that must be satisfied to allow all members of a physically local community to flourish. Topics explored may include but are not limited to: “transition towns” movement, local and organic foods, ecological literacy, renewable energy, arts, living wages, conflict transformation, Peace Cafés, School Peace Program, social entrepreneurship, education in local histories, storytelling, and democratic participation.

The communities of interest scope will explore the unique challenges and needs of individuals that are not necessarily physically close to one another, but share common experiences. Topic areas explored may include but are not limited to: social networking, online collaboration methods, solidarity work, the exchange of best practices between communities, social entrepreneurship, new media, marginalized communities, fair trade, literacy, access to education, and more.

Call for Proposals

Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace is seeking proposals for workshops and presentations during the “Conscious Communities” conference.
Workshops will be 50 or 100 minutes in length, and are encouraged to include participatory aspects to their design.

New this year: public mini-keynote presentations

Evenings of the conference will include a series of free, open-to-the-public 15-minute “mini-keynote” presentations at various locations in the city of Hamilton. Applicants are welcomed and encouraged to also propose a mini-keynote presentation either as a “sampler” of a proposed workshop, or of another topic of interest – keeping in mind that the audience demographics will be a more general public. Different forms of presentation will be considered for approval, including but not limited to a prepared talk, film short, multimedia, performance art, and storytelling.

Link: Online Proposal Form for Conscious Communities 2010

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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

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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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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

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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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Saturday, 19 June 2010 20:42

Shall Sinha

Wednesday, 21 April 2010 19:37

Canadian School of Peacebuilding this Summer

This second annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP), a program of Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), will be held in Winnipeg, MB, from June 14 to July 2, 2010 (www.cmu.ca/csop). Three 5-day sessions, each with two or three courses running concurrently, will be offered for professional training for practitioners or for academic credit. The Canadian School of Peacebuilding has been created to serve practitioners, professionals, activists, students, non-governmental organizations and faith-based groups engaged in peacebuilding. Its goal is to serve peacebuilders around the world by bringing them together in a collaborative learning community, nurturing and equipping them for various forms of peace practice and exposing them to some of the most significant, emerging ideas and teachers in the field. If you or someone you know might be interested in this program -- check out their site at www.cmu.ca/csop.
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