Dear friends, A 'launch' celebrating PEC's new "Journal of Peace Education" is scheduled, for April 13 in San Diego, California. All are welcome from far and wide! Would you please come if you can, and distribute this invitation/ information to anybody who might be interested and able to attend? Thank you! Also below is the schedule of the Peace Education Special Interest Group's sessions. All will be held this month at the American Educational Research Association's annual conference in San Diego, California. (I understand that there will also be another launch celebration at the IPRA conference in Hungary this July.) With best wishes, Kathy Bickmore (Toronto, Canada) You are invited to... the AERA Peace Education SIG & Carfax Publishing, Taylor & Francis Wine and Cheese Celebration Launch of The Journal of Peace Education Edited by John P. Synott at the Holiday Inn on the Bay---Embarcadero Room 1355 NorthHarbor Drive San Diego, California Tuesday, April 13, 2004 6:15 PM - 7:30 pm. Multidisciplinary and intercultural, the Journal of Peace Education, sponsored by the Peace Education Commission of the International Peace Research Association, is committed to furthering original research on peace education, theory, curriculum, and pedagogy. Peace education is understood as education for the achievement of a nonviolent, ecologically sustainable, just, and participatory society. The journal will publish articles which promote discussions linking theory and research with practices in peace education in varied educational and cultural settings. For information, to volunteer as a reviewer ( please send c.v.), or, to submit a paper, please contact Editor John Synott in Australia: <email@example.com>. __________________ Directions to the Holiday Inn on the Bay: Walk, Take the trolley, or taxi.... a 10-15 minute walk (along the San Diego Bay) north from the Hyatt Hotel Schedule for Peace Education SIG activities at AERA in San Diego, 2004 (all are welcome!): (Monday evening, our SIG co-sponsors the multi-SIG social justice reception) Tuesday, 4/13 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. in Hyatt - Madeleine A: Symposium: "Proposed Standards for Peace Education" - town meeting discussion about the content and process of a strategy to improve teaching and research in education for peace and social justice - animated by panelists Candice Carter, Iftikhar Ahmad, and Kathy Bickmore, with Blythe Hinitz as chair. Tuesday, 4/13 6:15 - 7:30 p.m., in Holiday Inn on the Bay (on Harbor Drive, 10-15 minute walk or trolley ride along the Bay from the Hyatt), Embarcadero Room overlooking the Bay: Peace Education SIG celebration and "launch" of the new JOURNAL OF PEACE EDUCATION (co-sponsored by Taylor and Francis, Publishers). Refreshments. Wed. 4/14, 6:15-7:45 in Hyatt rm Betsy C - our SIG invited symposium/business meeting: "Changing the Culture of Schools: New Roles for Peace Education and Non-Violence - Peace Education SIG Business Meeting and Program" - featuring Ronnie Casella of Central Connecticut State University, Guillermina Engelbrecht of University of New Mexico, and Nel Noddings emeritus from Stanford University speaking on the roles peace and nonviolence education can play in reducing prejudice and violence - with Edyth Wheeler as chair and Aline Stomfay-Stitz as discussant. Thursday 4/15, 3:00-3:45 in Elizabeth Ballroom E: Peace Ed SIG roundtable discussions: "Peace Education: Global Citizenship, Teacher Education, Creating Cultures of Care" - featuring Rosemarie Stallworth-Clark of Georgia Southern U ("Peace education and teacher education: are they mutually exclusive?"), Joy Faini Saab of West Virginia U ("A peaceful balance: a curriculum incorporating patriotism and global understanding"), Haggith Gor Ziv of Kibbutzim College of Education ("Militarism and education in Israel"), Rebecca Carver of U North Carolina Greensboro ("Integrating empowerment research into a peace education movement"), and Tom Cavanagh of Colorado State U. ("Schooling for peace: creating a culture of care in an elementary school"). Friday 16th, 8:05 - 10:15 a.m in Hyatt - Anaheim Room: Paper session: "Peace Education: Transforming Conflict and Citizenship in Divided Communities" - featuring Jo-Ann Harrison of Bar Ilan University and U. Maryland (""Bridging cultural divisions in a divided society: a comparative study of the impact of 3 interventions in the Israeli education system"), Brendan Hartop and Una Bernadette O'Connor of University of Ulster ("Pupil perceptions of the Schools Community Relations Program in Northern Ireland"), Jean McNiff of University of Limerick ("Citizenship education and its transformative potentials for peace education"), and Elizabeth Doppler, Shawn Healy, Clare Mehta, and Debra Ann Harkins of Suffolk University ("Supporting preschool teachers' development of empathy: implications of a community-based conflict resolution model") - with Tania Ramalho as chair and Iftikhar Ahmad as discussant. ======== North American Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. 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