“On the far side of revenge”: John Paul Lederach on “The Challenge of Terror”

I am copying this from my website, as it is was posted on September 29, 2001, but it is available here as well. Lederach finished his essay by quoting the Irish poet, Seamus Heaney: “We will not win this struggle for justice, peace and human dignity with the traditional weapons of war. We need to change … More “On the far side of revenge”: John Paul Lederach on “The Challenge of Terror”

“Empathy in Action”

“How do children learn to care enough about others that they reap the personal rewards associated with giving? When young people develop empathy, they not only thrive in school and life, but they also impact their communities in positive, often extraordinary ways.” An article by Marilyn Price-Mitchell in Edutopia opens with this question. At the … More “Empathy in Action”

How to talk to your kids about the refugee crisis

Time magazine’s parenting expert, Carey Wallace, has offered some good advice on how to talk to children about the unfolding refugee crisis. http://time.com/4024972/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-refugees/  The text is copied here as a “mirror”, intended to facilitate access. Do visit the original site. **** Carey Wallace, How to Talk to Your Kids about Refugees, TIME, Sept. 8, 2015 … More How to talk to your kids about the refugee crisis

Conversations with teachers in post-violence Assam

Mihir Bhatt recently visited Assam and says of his conversations with teachers: “The teachers I met found that in the classrooms, the idea of India includes Assam, but only with extra effort. But similar efforts are not made, either by India or Assam, to include India into what is Assam. There is limited material available … More Conversations with teachers in post-violence Assam

Education and values

Our friend, Meeta Sengupta, writes in her blog: “It is practically impossible to teach without passing on some of the values that the teacher ascribes to. To even try to do so would be to suck the soul out of teaching. The simple act of teaching is about communicating certain values about commitment, preparation, discipline, … More Education and values