Waging Peace in Our Schools (Paperback)

By Linda Lantieri, Janet Patti

Beacon Press (MA), 9780807031179, 268pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 1998



From the largest and most successful school initiatives in social and emotional learning in the country-The Resolving Conflict Creatively Program, now active in more than 350 schools nationwide-comes a powerful, practical guide for teaching young people to empathize, mediate, negotiate, and create peace. The authors address everything from minor schoolyard conflicts to violent outbursts, and offer educators and parents proven strategies for enhancing children's emotional, social, and conflict resolution skills.

About the Author

Linda Lantieri is cofounder and national director of the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program National Center, an initiative of Educators for Social Responsibility. Janet Patti is associate professor of curriculum and teaching at Hunter College in New York.

Praise For Waging Peace in Our Schools

A model of emotional intelligence. . . . I hope that every teacher and parent reads this, and takes this superb advice to heart. --Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

"Parents, educators and counselors need to put this groundbreaking work on their 'must read' lists." --Richard Fields, Professional Counselor

"A convincing argument that public education should nurture not only the minds but the hearts of children." --Chrystal Ingram, Creative Classroom

"More than 70 percent of teachers who've gone through the RCCP training report that there is less physical violence in their classrooms and that their students now exhibit more caring behavior and increased skills in understanding other points of view. . . . The authors do an excellent job of outlining the steps parents can take . . . to create a 'peaceable home.'" --The Washington Post

"Lantieri and Patti bring a passion and insight to their task of illustrating why students fight-and what can be done to stop it." --Nick Chiles, Newark Star Ledger