[wwpoenglish] Re: wwpoenglish Digest V1 #19

  • From: ammar banni <ammarbanni@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "wwpoenglish@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <wwpoenglish@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:10:14 +0000

Dear Maria,
By your vision "Education is the key to build a Harmonious World", I think you 
got to unveil the principles that guide the actors in the educational success.

Educational success requires a comprehensive approach to child, youth and 
family and is based on a shared educational project based on multidisciplinary 
actions. To this end, the actors of educational success are committed to the 
following principles of action:
Apprehend the child and the young in a global approach

     The actors take into account all aspects of the situation and the child's 
environment or youth. They put their actions in line and act in a complementary 
     Caring, well-being, individual and group counseling, recovery of successes 
rather than failures stigma and enhancing self-esteem are at the heart of the 
shares of educational success.
     Social and economic situations of the children and families being unequal, 
the actors of educational success is particularly mobilized in favor of those 
who most need attention and support.

Mobilize children, youth and their families

     Children and young people are full participants in their success. Their 
participation is to seek and express their expectations to be taken into 
     The recognition and involvement of parents and families are essential. 
They require a proactive approach in their direction.

Adapt to every child and young

     The actors of educational success are mobilizing to all educational places 
more inclusive, adapting to the difficulties of every child and young person, 
whether temporary or lasting (children and youth with disabilities, sick, 
allophones newcomers, etc.).

Promote openness to the world

     The actors undertake to promote openness to the world for children and 
young people and broaden their potential.
     The perception of the territory must be gradually expanded to provide 
children and young people with mobility capability and access to all the 
resources needed for their development and implementation of their projects.

Adopt an ethical approach

     The fight against all forms of discrimination and the principle of 
humanity guide the actors of educational success.
     An ethic of responsibility characterizes all educational efforts of actors 
in the educational success. In particular consequence respect of 
confidentiality within the team for information on children, youth and their 

Act with partner as part of a local steering

     A partnership framework should be put in which are recognized the place, 
role and value of each type of players. This allows, at different levels, 
co-educational activities, a multidisciplinary and multi-professional 
interventions and coordinated management.
     The comprehensive and continuous education is affirmed, leading each of 
the stakeholders to consider its place in a whole, to assert its uniqueness and 
to consider all other partners.
     The local steering must help regulate the collective work of the actors of 
educational success. They are committed to be part of an evaluation process. 
This partnership is based on mobilizing and pooling of human and financial 
resources and is in the context of educational policies.
     The scope of this partnership is variable. It depends not only on the 
nature of the action but also the specificities of the territory in which they 
are implemented. This is to better meet the needs, expectations and 
difficulties of children and young people the educational success actions are 
taking place at local level. Partnerships, coherence and continuity of actions 
are built at this level.

The pact is intended to be declined by local people of educational success that 
commit to promote educational success and policies to ensure they are the 
subject of studies, developments and research that may contribute to the 
improvement of their efficiency.

Dear Bruce,
It is true ,the  communication and the media are part of our daily life and 
education is influenced by these device which left me to think to  
scientifically  ofintegration of ICT in our Algerian schools, before it is 
operated by the leaders of the violence and terrorisme.My project "Integration 
of ICT in Algeria. look at the deployment of the national strategy" has not 
found its way into my country which I don't know the causes!
In addition, I participated in comparative studies on media and communications 
and their role in building peace: Atlanta / USA-2014, Manaziles / Colombia 2011 
, Durban / South Africa -2012.
In some cases the media is like the wind and fire of a forest fire which helps 
to spread rapidly ... Similarly with the local or international terrorism, 
sound and image play a big role in the transmission  of fanatical ideas and 
As we work for peace, I think we need to exploit inversely media and 
communication in the service of peace education.
I think that integrating these resources will facilitate the mission of 
universal peace process, creating harmonious platform  which meet the peaceful 
educational expectations.

Best regards.
Ammar Banni/Retired professor of education-Researcher/Algeria

Le Vendredi 28 novembre 2014 7h09, "worldwidepeaceorg@xxxxxxxxx" 
<worldwidepeaceorg@xxxxxxxxx> a écrit :

wwpoenglish Digest    Thu, 27 Nov 2014    Volume: 01  Issue: 019

In This Issue:
        [wwpoenglish] education is a key to harmonious education
        [wwpoenglish] Request for Comments on "Communcation in Peace


Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:22:38 -0300
Subject: [wwpoenglish] education is a key to harmonious education
From: =?UTF-8?Q?Mar=C3=ADa_Cristina_Azcona?= <mcrisazcona@xxxxxxxxx>

education is a key to harmonious education

*Education is the key to build a  harmonious world*

*                                       Maria Cristina Azcona*


*The interchanging of educational and cultural values is probably the
unique utensil we have, to build a new horizon of love and respect, in a
harmonious and peaceful global village.** Modern thinkers on Education must
join efforts, abandoning any care about their individual fame, seeking
after harmonious peace for the entire human community, under strong moral
principles where their science must be firmly set.  First and foremost, we
need to make a correct diagnosis about the weak points and the
correspondent necessities of the youngest generations. We may establish
some objectives as areas to be developed in children’s mind*

The interchanging of educational and cultural values is probably the unique
utensil we have, to build a new horizon of love and respect, in a
harmonious and peaceful global village. Education is not a mere training,
but a solid construction of a particular concept of humanity. Culture of
this era overvalues success. We are greatly satisfied when we see our
children grow up and reach their own financial independence. This is a good
thing, but sometimes we expect from them only convenient triumphs and
forget other developments, as a truth seeking thought in association with a
sensitive heart. On the other side, children that live in poverty are
rescued by education, because it is capable to take them from a sorrowful
future of delinquency, prostitution, illness, vagrancy and drugs. Education
in this sense can be a resourceful instrument to achieve an actualized
morality, in the very long but passionate travel to Peace. We must include
the permanent education or education of the adult, into peace education.
Maria Montessori said, "The life of the populations depends on peace and
perhaps progress or extinction of the entire civilization" and strongly
promoted the objective of Peace in Educational sciences. Psychology teaches
us that hostility is a key element in human relationship. In comparison to
animals, we find that they are not disposed to antagonistic initiative if
their instinct does not instruct them on an immediate forthcoming danger.
Our destructive side is more virulent, somewhere installed in our brains.
We are dangerous to Nature and to different species, specially our own. We
must understand that education must be redirected towards self-discipline
and not only towards "self-esteem" as nowadays-enthusiastic theories

Although in past times education was synonymous of instruction and
restricted to the formation of youngsters and children by adults, education
is much more than that. We may start with the definition by Littré "
Education is the group of manual and intellectual habits that are
accomplished, and the moral qualities that are developed." For him,
education is an art more than a science. Aldus Huxley has said that the
objective of education is "the guidance of young human beings towards
freedom, justice and peace."We conclude that education is the development
of physical and intellectual habits, willpower, emotional intelligence, and
moral intelligence (moral judgment and feelings).Education endures all life
and its objective is the personalization and progressive humanization of
the human being. During last years, humanity has developed immense growth
in technical aspects and practical sciences. Paradoxically, philosophy is
only sustaining weak advances and modifications which are uniquely trying,
without any success, to justify and be at the side of rushing changes at
daily news referred to human life, in general. Philosophy of Education is
not out of this situation. Harmonious peace is in a severe danger. A total
disaster is winning the career where the looser will be not the Theorists
of Education but the next generation who is not receiving any chance to be
formed in good way. The sophistication of practical sciences advances is
not being accompanied by a well-designed educational basis, worldwide.
Modern thinkers on Education must join efforts, abandoning any care about
their individual fame, seeking after harmonious peace for the entire human
community, under strong moral principles where their science must be firmly
set.  First and foremost, we need to make a correct diagnosis about the
weak points and the correspondent necessities of the youngest generations.
We may establish some objectives as areas to be developed in children’s mind

*María Cristina Azcona*

She works as an Educational Psychologist, Family Counselor and specialist
in forensic psycho-diagnosis.  She has obtained two university titles.
Bilingual MCA poets for peace: founder, IFLAC South America and Argentina
director among other honorary titles.GHA, co founder and member, UHE Vice
president. The Love Foundation Argentina Director Being a well-known
bilingual poet, writer and editor with many published books in Argentina,
UK, and India, she has authored critical articles on fiction and poems,
published worldwide extensively. She has been awarded literary prizes in
international poetry contests in México, Argentina and India, also has been
called Symbol of Peace and Muse of harmony. Is considered as Peace Leader
by American Biographical Institute, and UNESCO has published her articles.
Human DHS- NY Education team. Academician member

WWPO Worldwide peace organization president founder

*María Cristina Azcona*


Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:53:32 -0600
Subject: [wwpoenglish] Request for Comments on "Communcation in Peacebuilding"
From: Bruce Cook <cookcomm@xxxxxxxxx>

Greetings to everyone,
I would like to request comments on an abstract I'm preparing for Laj
Utreja concerning the role of communication in peace.Specifically, I'd

   - any revisions you may suggest and, further,
   - any examples you can offer regarding past or present uses of
   communication in an effort to bring peace into the world.

Thank you,


*Communication and Peacebuilding: The Role of Social Media and Publicity*

*By Bruce L. Cook, Ph.D.*


This study suggests that communication may constitute the new means
of peacebuilding. In this light, communication can make traditional weapons
of war obsolete. Such an assertion seems preposterous and idealistic, but a
study of international communication finds that the seeds of this welcome
transformation are already visible.

In this study, communication is seen to have the potential to threaten
oppressors - those seeking power for its own sake – for example, Hitler,
the “Big Men” of African governance, and ISIS.

This study assumes that all oppressors intimidate their subjects, using
inhumane acts and journalistic censorship to engender fear and therefore
submission. When the world sees that an oppressor successfully controls a
large population, the oppressor thrills in commanding a feeling of
universal respect, however falsely gained. This study suggests that peace
will come after using peaceful methods to afflict oppressors with enough
fear that they will become convinced to change their mind.

At this point in studying the process, two forms of communication are seen
to have a discernable effect – free expression and social media.

*Free Expression*. First, as seen in the USSR after the cold war,
“Glasnost” (openness) replaced censorship because it included people in the
political process through freedom of expression. As a result, writers and
journalists could expose news of government corruption and the depressed
condition of the Soviet people. This was one means of crippling the
oppressive power system which existed. This opened the culture to peaceful
means of expression, justice, and means of economic production. In the same
way, removal or crippling of journalistic censorship can engender fear in
the oppressor, for it is essential for oppressors to have their own freedom
to operate in secret.

*Social Media*. The second form of communication was social media, whose
effect became evident when, for example, in Iran, victims of oppression.
They used the Internet to reveal the secrets of oppression employed by
oppressors who, like many power-seekers, used religion as a ruse to justify
their quest for power. Despite desperate efforts by the oppressors in Iran,
the truth was successfully exposed via social media at a grass roots level.
This move came as a blow to Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani, who was
eventually forced to take a more liberal stance towards the use of social

Both strands of communication – free expression and social media – are
needed to create panic and fear in oppressors. Indeed, if the inhumane
actions of oppressors are known to a worldwide audience, then the
oppressors are viewed with universal disgust rather than the universal
respect they thirst for. In this way, communication can undermine the
oppressors without firing a shot.

This study will present several current and past examples where free
communication and social media have successfully presented a credible
threat to those in power. It is expected that future developments in
communication accessibility will prove the premise that communication can
render traditional weapons obsolete.


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