Dear colleagues, We are pleased to announce the publication of Margaret Sinclair's book: 'Learning to Live together: Building skills, values and attitudes for the twenty-first century'. This study represents an attempt to interpret the aim of 'learning to live together' as a synthesis of many related goals, such as education for peace, human rights, citizenship and health-preserving behaviours. It focuses specifically on the skills, values, attitudes and concepts needed for learning to live together, rather than on 'knowledge' objectives. On the basis of a review of the literature and an examination of a number of cases from post-conflict and transition settings, this study proposes what appears to work in terms of helping students learn to become politely assertive rather than violent, to understand conflict and its prevention, to become mediators, to respect human rights, to become active and responsible members of their communities - as local, national and global citizens, to have balanced relationships with others and neither to coerce others nor be coerced, especially into risky health behaviours. While the focus is mainly on schools, the approach advocated is also applicable to non-formal education for youth and adults. The main recommendation emerging from the study for national policy-makers and curriculum specialists is that a core national team of educators committed to the goals of peace-building, human rights, active citizenship and preventive health should be created, in order to put together and pilot test materials and methodologies related to these goals. Drawing on existing national and international experience, they should seek to create a comprehensive and flexible programme within a unified framework, using 'motivational themes' identified jointly with young people as well as teachers and community leaders. While it can be purchased from UNESCO Publishing in Paris, copies are available for free distribution to Global Human Rights Education List members through UNESCO-IBE in Geneva. Contact at IBE for requesting copies of the book is: firstname.lastname@example.org Kind regards, Johdi Johdi Woodford International Bureau of Education (IBE) UNESCO ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <email@example.com>. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/markup/maillist.php If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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