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Think, Care, Act Teaching for a Peaceful Future by Susan Gelber Cannon

Think, Care, Act Teaching for a Peaceful Future


Think, Care, Act Teaching for a Peaceful Future by Susan Gelber Cannon

A volume in Peace Education Series Editors Ian Harris, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Edward J. Brantmeier, James Madison University, and Jing Lin, University of Maryland Committed to teaching for peace and justice, the author brings to life a teaching approach that empowers youth: * to think critically and creatively about historical, current, and future issues, * to care about classmates and neighbors as well as the global community, * to act-locally and globally-for the greater good. Think, Care, Act: Teaching for a Peaceful Future is readable, practical, conversational, and intimate. It will inspire readers to build a just and peaceful world. Think, Care, Act depicts the daily successes and struggles a peace educator undergoes in encouraging students to envision peace and gain tools to build a culture of peace. The author uses three imperatives-think, care, act-to infuse required curricula with peace, character, and multicultural concepts in daily activities throughout the year. Chapters address critical and creative thinking; media and political literacy; compassionate classroom and school climate; explorations of racism, gender issues, civil discourse, global citizenship, war, and peace; and school, community, and global social-action projects. Chapters include rationales, lesson expectations, and classroom play-by-play. Students' feedback about the impact of lessons is also featured. With its combination of theory and practice Think, Care, Act is unique. It will motivate teachers, education students, and scholars to employ think, care, act frameworks to empower students to build a peaceful future.

About the Author

Susan Gelber Cannon is an American educator with over 25 years of classroom experience. Her special fields of interest are character, global, multicultural, and peace education: developing teaching methods to help children to think, care, and act honorably and globally. Trained in moral development at Harvard Graduate School of Education, she teaches history and English, as well as Model UN, peacemaking, and debate at The Episcopal Academy, near Philadelphia, PA, in the United States. Cannon has also taught middle school students and trained teachers in China and Japan. She gives presentations and workshops on peace education strategies at conferences globally. She and her husband (the artist J. Kadir Cannon) initiated a Citizens' Peace Tour in 2006, to Japan, China, Canada, Denmark, and Norway.

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Publication date

15th August 2011


Susan Gelber Cannon

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Information Age Publishing


246 pages


Educational strategies & policy



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