I'd Rather Teach Peace

I d Rather Teach Peace For twenty eight years Colman McCarthy was a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post In when he was invited to teach a course on writing in a public school in Washington D C he responded

  • Title: I'd Rather Teach Peace
  • Author: Colman McCarthy
  • ISBN: 9781570754302
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For twenty eight years Colman McCarthy was a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post In 1982, when he was invited to teach a course on writing in a public school in Washington, D.C he responded, I d rather teach peace What began as an experiment became a full time career.McCarthy went on to teach his course on peace in a range of schools from a suburban high schFor twenty eight years Colman McCarthy was a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post In 1982, when he was invited to teach a course on writing in a public school in Washington, D.C he responded, I d rather teach peace What began as an experiment became a full time career.McCarthy went on to teach his course on peace in a range of schools from a suburban high school in Chevy Chase to a juvenile prison, as well as Georgetown Law Center I d Rather Teach Peace tells the story of what goes on in these classrooms as McCarthy not only introduces the theory and practice of creative peacemaking but constantly surprises and challenges his students, subverting expectations about what education and life are really about.

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    610 thoughts on “I'd Rather Teach Peace”

    1. Hm. A little inspiring, a little tame. Probably much more invigorating to the aspiring peace teacher. But more pointed and aggressive than I'd expected from a columnist from the Washington Post.I told Ryan I was reading this and he made some grumbling noises about people who do other careers, then teach for a year and write a best seller. This is a bit better than what I imagine that lot to be, but still an important critique. On the other hand (and maybe most personally relevant to me now) McCa [...]


    2. When the now retired Washington Post columnist Colman McCarthy was asked to teach a class on writing at Washington's School without Walls, he reportedly responded, "I'd rather teach peace."This book is a collection of lectures given over a period of time to students all across the country. McCarthy believes if we don't teach peace to our children, someone will teach them violence. He's adamantly against war and lectures on non-violence, conflict resolution, and pacifism. My favorite lecture was [...]


    3. if you teach social justice at any level, or wish to incorporate social justice in your classroom for any subject, please read this book.


    4. I absolutely loved this book.McCarthy shares with the reader what a semester of teaching peace is like. He discusses his tactics with different groups of children/teens/young adults. I liked a lot of his ideas. Many of them reminded me of the way I hear my grandfather talk - for example - McCarthy states that students should ask for a refund of their public education because they don't teach the other side. Students know all about war and war generals - but we don't learn about peace advocates - [...]


    5. A must-read for anyone in education and anyone interested in peace studies or the promotion of peace studies.


    6. If you have a shred of idealism, read I’d Rather Teach Peace by Coleman McCarthy. The idealistic part of you will love you for it. It made me admire Colman McCarthy all over again. This book and its nonviolent message deserve every one of the five stars I am giving it.I am a lapsed peace activist. I have retreated to primarily being a financial contributor to the peace and justice movement. I am proud of my past activities and actions for peace that included community organizing and civil diso [...]


    7. This changed my perspective on the way I lived my life to the subject I wished to teach. I no longer saw history as a string of wars and economic crisis'. The work of Colman McCarthy inspired me to research and incorporate peace education into my daily teaching and my Masters project. This book is excellent for anyone interested in breaking the pattern of apathy, whereever they encounter it. You don't have to be a teacher.Like I said about the Alchemistad it, it'll change your life.


    8. This book is an inspiring collection of thoughts pulled from the mind of the wonderful Colman McCarthy. This book is well thought out and filled with shocking bits of knowledge that will make you think differently about the current state of our government, our peers and ourselves. I highly recommend this book to any person who desires to learn more about the world we live in and how to change it for the better.


    9. "Tolstoy's, "Patriotism or Peace" equates personal egotism with national egotism. egomaniacs who are self-absorbed, who boast in subtle or obvious ways about their superority are seen as irrational, while collectively a nation can do the same and claim it as patriotism.""Self-reflection, which is essential both for personality developement and change, is hard at any age""People in non-violent struggles are not unarmed. They are simply not armed with violent weapons."


    10. This is a short book based on real life experiences in his classrooms. I kept wanting to take notes or underline passages throughout the book. It was eye-opening to see how "violence" is built in to our culture. I like a book that gives me a different perspective on how to see the world- "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" and this book, to name two, have done that for me. This is a book to read more than once. I gave my copy away about 3 years ago and I never got it back!


    11. Amazing, amazing, amazing.I have never sobbed through a book before, but it was well worth it. Every parent, teacher, student, (etc) should read this book. It truly made me think and really evaluate my life. (Sounds cheesy, but it's true!)


    12. An excellent introduction to the idea of peace education and a variety of the topics it can encompass, written with passion and from experience. A worthwhile critique of public school curriculum and organization.


    13. Colman was the teacher that changed the direction of my life, and set me on the path that I'm now on today. Truly one of the best peace educators in the country today and still giving his life to this desperately needed work.


    14. A must for anyone interested in how to teach peaceful concepts in the classroom, or for anyone who wants to expand their views a little.



    15. It's cliche - enough even to appear on the cover of the book - but this book really should be required reading for teachers.


    16. My ex-boyfriend gave me this and he's a teacher. It's inspiring and thoughtful and really makes you believe in the ideal of a more peaceful world.




    17. What a great tome on teaching peace and the lasting effects it can have. I think I should start with my own home. This is a real motivator. I wish I could take his class.



    18. Love, Love, Love this book! It is short and a super fast read, but it will change the way you look at education forever. I've met the arthor and he is wonderful.


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