Free Webinar: Peer Meditation - Student Peacemaking Leadership
The Inter-American Teacher Education Network ITEN (*) team of the Office of Education and Culture of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC invites you to join the Webinar on:
About the webinar: Peer mediators are trained student facilitators of conflict resolution dialogue. Peer mediation, along with the basics of conflict resolution on which it is based, may be taught in classrooms as part of the curriculum for all students (complementing language arts, health, or social studies), or in co-curricular leadership contexts. Quality peer mediation programming fosters nonviolent leadership among diverse young people, giving them tangible responsibility to initiate and guide peer conflict management dialogue.
When: June 22, 2012 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (Time Expressed in Local Time of Washington, D.C.). To see the time in your locality, click here.
Presenter: Professor Kathy Bickmore Ph.D. Stanford University 1991) is Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, and Comparative International and Development Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Recipient of the 2010 OISE Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award, Dr. Bickmore teaches graduate courses on democratic citizenship education and teaching/practicing conflict resolution in schools (from a comparative international perspective), foundations of curriculum studies, and initial teacher education courses on managing conflict in classrooms and school workplaces.
Who: Ministries of Education, teacher education institutions, teacher educators, future teachers and those interested in learning about peer mediation and student peacemaking leadership.
Language: English. (Spanish welcome for questions and comments).
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