World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI)

March 3, 2011

Creating Cultures of Peace: Pedagogical Thought and Practice

Editors: Jean E. Benton
Piyush Swami

Contents

Preface …………………………………………………………………… 7

Part 1 – Tributes to the Founders of WCCI …………………………………….. 11

Tribute to Alice Miel ………………………………………………………. 13
Louise Berman

Tribute to Maxine Dunfee ……………………………………………………. 15
Norman Overly

Part II – Promoting Dialogue about Cultures of Peace …………………………… 19

Counting All, Ignoring None: Problems and Promises for a Culture of Peace ………… 21
Piyush Swami

Quality Education: Educational Personalization and Social Pertinence …………….. 29
Ramon Perez Juste

Part III – Reflecting on the Values, Attitudes, and Behaviors that Inspire Peaceful
Social Interaction and Sharing ………………………………………………. 45

Pedagogy of the Spirit: Creating Pathways to Peace …………………………….. 47
Diane Lee

Knowledge and Curriculum: Diversity and Stability ……………………………… 57
Jagdish Gundara

Sources of Values and Their Influence on Teachers’ Practices ……………………. 71
Vivienne Collinson

Fostering a Culture of Peace Through Education ………………………………… 99
Panna Akhani

Part IV – Exploring Reasons for Conflict ……………………………………… 105

The Voices of Victims of Torture, the International Community, and
Educating for Peace ………………………………………………………… 107
Matin Royeen

Teacher Education Students’ Perceptions and Views about Equity and
Discrimination in Universities in Ankara, Turkey ………………………………. 119
Hasan Huseyin Aksoy

Formation of Pre-peace Values through Social Cognition …………………………. 133
Martina Navarro

Towards the Culture of Peace and Non-Violence …………………………………. 141
Lydia Fernandes

Peace and Human Rights: A Case Study of Undergraduate Students in India ………….. 161
Ragini Didolkar and Panna Akhani

The Relationship between Conflict Management Styles Used by
School Principals and Job Satisfaction Levels of Teachers ………………………. 167
Ali Ilker Gumuseli

Part V- Curriculum Practice to Create Peaceful Classrooms and Schools ……………. 185

The Renaissance Group: One Institution’s Response to the Principles
That Support Diversity and Peace in Teacher Preparation Curricula ……………….. 187
Shirley Stennis-Williams

Cross-cultural Counseling: Problems and Prospects …………………………….. 193
Elvira Repetto

Curriculum on Peace ……………………………………………………….. 205
Jean Benton

The International Educational Initiatives K-12 Curriculum: A Road to Peace
And Moral Leadership ………………………………………………………. 213
Judith Johnson and Michael Higgins

Research and Development of a Cooperative Learning Model of Whole School
Learning Reform in Chieng Mai, Thailand ……………………………………… 223
Ranumas Ma-oon

The Socio-cultural Animator and Interpersonal Mediation ……………………….. 229
Maria Angeles Hernando Sanz

Enhancing the Appreciation of Pre-Service Teachers for Religious Diversity ………. 235
Kathleen Conway

Managing Violent Behavior in the Secondary Schools: A European Perspective ………. 239
Leslie Caul and Sandra McWilliams

Part VI – Developing Social Awareness and Conscience in Children ……………….. 257

The Way of the Hero: Children’s Understandings of Social Responsibility …………. 259
Roxana Della Vecchia

Using Children’s Literature to Promote Equity, Peace, and Universal
Realization of Human Rights ………………………………………………… 283
Judy Leavell and Nancy Ramos-Machail

Part VII – Contributing to the Development of Peaceful Communities ……………… 291

A Story of the Peace Boat: A Strategy for Creating A Culture of Peace …………… 293
Ayako Ogawa

An Interprofessional Collaboration Model: Cultivating Healthy Communities ……….. 301
Berta Gonzalez

Teaching Strategies to Promote Collaboration with the Local Community in
Development of a Curriculum which Cultivate the Ideal of Harmonious Coexistence ….. 309
Quintina Martin-Moreno Cerrillo

Part VIII- Creating Curriculum to Preserve the Balance of Nature on the Planet …… 317

Waste Management and Environmental Education: Some Imperatives Towards
A Culture of Peace ………………………………………………………… 319
Basilisa Camacho

A Study of Environmental-relevant Components of University Science
Teacher Education in Nigeria and Zimbabwe for the 21st Century …………………. 327
Busari Olanitemi O. Elizabeth

Misconceptions Held by Elementary Education Majors Regarding
ThreeEnvironmental Issues ………………………………………………….. 333
Tahsin Khalid

Effects of Learning by Using Storyline Methods on Environmental Science
Learning Achievement and Satisfaction Towards Instruction of Upper Secondary
School Students …………………………………………………………… 347
Pimpan Dachakupt and Payao Yindeesuk

Part IX – Creating New Forms of Solidarity and Communication Through Technology ….. 363

The Educational Use of International Mass Media for Teaching Peace Studies
And Conflict Resolution Strategies ………………………………………….. 365
Wilesse Freeman Comissiong

Report on Global Strategies: Bridging Education, Technology and Human
Performance Divides through Digital Equity …………………………………… 375
Joyce Pittman

Learning Across the Continents: Using Internet Technology to Promote
Multicultural Understandings and Communication ……………………………….. 389
Jeffry Gordon and Johanna Looye