Campus-adr.org » Tech Blog Home »

Thu, Oct 22, 2009

University for Peace Teaching Model: Nonviolent Transformation of Conflict

The UN-sponsored University for Peace provides education in many forms, including by providing resource materials for instructors and trainers. Readers may be particularly interested in a series edited by Mary King that focuses on methods for teaching nonviolent struggle against oppression. The basic document provides a 12-session design for teaching core concepts and it is extended by a series of related documents for different audiences. All of the guides are available as a pdf for download (see the publications page), or can be acquired in hard copy by contacting .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
publication cover
Teaching Model: Nonviolent Transformation of Conflict
Editors: Mary E. King and Christopher A. Miller
Description: Nonviolent action can be effective even in acute conflicts. Teaching Model: Nonviolent Transformation of Conflict presents a framework for use by instructors in teaching students the basic theoretical and historical background of nonviolent action and successful practice of it. The model assumes a twelve-week term for teaching one topic, or module, per week for final-year undergraduates, but it can also be adapted for graduate work. Each module contains a note to lecturers discussing crucial background needed to lead a class on the topic, expected outcomes in student learning, concepts relevant to that particular module, suggested class activities and exercises, and recommended readings on each topic. The framework allows instructors to add resources from their own country and to encourage students to write case studies about local nonviolent campaigns and document breakthroughs by area non-governmental organisations.
139 pp. ISBN 9977-925-45-3.
To download, click here

Strategic Nonviolent Struggle: A Training Manual
Editor: Christopher A. Miller
Description: Reaching the stage of negotiations or other steps in conflict resolution sometimes first requires cooperative action. Strategic Nonviolent Struggle: A Training Manual is a tool for civil society leaders-in youth movements and programmes, churches, athletics, and other areas-who are interested in creating workshops or training programmes on realistic alternatives to armed struggle. It presents an overview of the effectiveness of nonviolent struggle and can complement the more theoretical Teaching Model: Nonviolent Transformation of Conflict. 141 pp. ISBN 9977-925-49-6.
To download, click here

“Bite Not One Another”: Selected Accounts of Nonviolent Struggle in Africa
Editor: Desmond George-Williams
Description: “Bi Nka Bi” (bite not one another), the adinkra symbol for harmony and an emblem of peace, is signified by an image of two fish biting each other’s tails. “Bite Not One Another”: Selected Accounts of Nonviolent Struggle in Africa chronicles events and activities from sub-Saharan Africa, highlighting colonial era nonviolent struggles that resulted in independence and contemporary collective action to secure human rights and social justice. Written by a young lecturer from Sierra Leone, it also features examples of African womenxE2x80x99s ongoing nonviolent activism. 123 pp. ISBN 9977-925-47-X.
To download, click here

Only Young Once: An Introduction to Nonviolent Struggle for Youths
Editor: Christopher A. Miller
Description: Youths have played crucial roles in numerous nonviolent struggles, which require, among other things, well-formed strategies. Only Young Once: An Introduction to Nonviolent Struggle for Youths is a practical guide geared alike towards university or secondary school students, young soldiers, young professionals, civil society leaders, and youthful parliamentarians. It challenges the blind faith in violence so often found where there is conflict while also explaining the basic ideas and principles of nonviolent action. In the classroom, it can be used to supplement Teaching Model: Nonviolent Transformation of Conflict. It also complements “Bite Not One Another”: Selected Accounts of Nonviolent Struggle in Africa. 88 pp. ISBN 9977-925-46-1.
To download, click here

  

Posted by: Bill Warters on 2009 10 22 | Filed under Learning Objects  

Permanent Link to Item

Page 1 of 1 pages