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Postscript: The Importance of Supporting Conflict Resolution Education

Cuervo, Amalia G
June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) In Tricia S. Jones and Randy Compton, eds., Kids Working It Out: Stories and Strategies for Making Peace in Our Schools. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Pp. 309-310.

In her postscript to this book, Amalia Cuervo commends the editors, Tricia Jones and Randy Compton, for providing a powerful and substantive volume on the benefits of working with students to solve problems peacefully. In this regard, Cuervo notes that the value of conflict resolution education (CRE) has been recognized by many agencies of the United States government. She surveys a number of significant initiatives either funded or undertaken by federal agencies to promote and apply CRE. Further research is needed to identify the most effective programs and practices, but Cuervo expresses her confidence in CRE and her hope that more governmental and educational agencies will support and engage in CRE.


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