1, Number 4, Nov/Dec 2000
Found in the Periodicals
& Roessler (2000). Requesting
Classroom Accommodations: Self-Advocacy and Conflict Resolution
Training for College Students with Disabilities.
Journal Of Rehabilitation 66(3): 38-43.
this article, Palmer and Roessler describe a study they
conducted to evaluate the effects of an eight-hour training
program in self-advocacy and conflict resolution skills.
The course was designed to help college students with
disabilities request classroom accommodations.
resolution workers routinely claim a stance of neutrality
and/or impartiality. Advocates of social justice, on the
other hand, frequently align themselves with those parties
perceived to be disenfrancised or disempowered and work
to change the existing distribution of power and resources.
What is a conflict intervenor interested in both these roles
to do? Perhaps a good place to start would be to check out
the November 1999 issue of Peace and Conflict Studies, fully
available online. The issue (Vol 6, No 1 ) includes articles
from some of the most well-known scholars in the field and
is devoted exclusively to this important and often perplexing
Richard E. Rubenstein and Frank O. Blechman
Conflict Resolution and Social Justice p. 1
Advancing Truth and Morality in Conflict Resolution
Peter W. Black and Kevin Avruch
Pluralism, Conflict Resolution, Social Justice p.
Richard E. Rubenstein
Resolution and Distributive Justice: Reflections on
the Burton-Laue Debate p. 42
Conflict Transformation Matters: Three Cases p.
Margaret S. Herrman
Deeper Wisdoms of Mediation: Notes from the Edge
Frank O. Blechman
R. (11/28/2000). A Campus Where the
World Meets. Christian Science Moniter.
article by Rosemary Zibart describes the United World
College and its contributions to cross-cultural learning
and relationship-building. The United World College brings
together students from around the world in an intensive,
rigorous 2-year international baccalaureate program that
prepares students aged 16-19 for college or university.
Students who attend all receive full scholarships. Many
students are immediately aware of the cultural differences
between themselves and others, as well as the differences
in educational style between the United World College
and institutions at home. All
students are required to take at least one conflict resolution
course, and a new Center for Conflict Resolution is being
built. Some students have been forced to confront their
prejudices, and the diverse student body has helped make
far-away conflicts like the ongoing Palestine-Israel struggle
more real: recently Israeli and Palestinian students engaged
in a discussion of the recent violence in the Middle East
with the other students. Many students treasure this bridge-building
because they do not feel free to reach out across such
divides when they are at home.
W.J. & Robinson, L.D. (2000). Examining
and Resonding to Conflict Between African American and Jewish
American Students on a College Campus. Mediation
Quarterly 17(3): 231-264.
this article, Blumendeld and Robinson describe their research
investigating the nature of the relationship between African
American and Jewish American Students. They present the
results of their study and the design of a course developed
to improve relations between these groups.
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation has been a major funder
of research on violence and aggression for many years. In
the Spring Issue (Vol. 4, No. 1) of the online HFG Review,
scholars associated with the foundation explore their experiences
teaching about violence.
Teaching about Violence
We Teach about When We Teach about Violence
Russel Lawrence Barsh and Chantelle Marlor
Experiential Teaching about Violence
Things Psychologists Think They Know about Aggression
Jeffrey S. Adler and Thomas W. Gallant
Do Historians Have to Say about Violence?
Steven I. Wilkinson
Political Science Perspective on Teaching about Violence
Robert Knox Dentan
to Tell the Truth about Violence: Some Difficulties
project of Campus Conflict Resolution
Supported by a FIPSE grant from the US Department of Education
and seed money from the Hewlett Foundation-funded CRInfo
to CMHE Report
(Attn: Bill Warters)
Campus Conflict Resolution Resources Project
Department of Communication
585 Manoogian Hall
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48201.
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