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"There has never been a time in the life of the American public school when we have not known all we have needed in order to teach all those whom we chose to teach." Ron Edmonds
Students work to understand what causes conflict. Intervention requires an understanding of the facts.
"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence." Abigail Adams
Peace is earned by emulating precedence and those who are practiced in the art of peace making.
The truth is, "the obvious or accepted fact" as defined by Webster. Truthfulness is essential to human survival. To best understand the effects of truth on a society, we learn there are two kinds. First, there is an Objective Truth, which requires we obey the law. Second, a Subjective Truth, which requires RESPECT for one another. Should it be wrong to manipulate the truth to give oneself an advantage over another or is Truth non-negotiable?
Justice is a matter of how individuals and / or groups are treated and the insistence for all to be treated fairly when rules have been broken. Impartial and consistent application of the rules is required. The dispensing of justice is typically the responsibility of an agency (i.e., police, judge, review board, or principal, etc.) who is responsible for insuring the judicial process is followed correctly and applied fairly. The agency may have the final say or there may be avenues to an appeal.
For humankind, peace is a state of psychological equilibrium obtained when tension or a drive has been reduced or eliminated. In communities where different groups may interact, peace may mean the absence of conflict. The dictionary definition which says, "a state of mutual harmony between people or groups, especially in personal relations, "applies at all levels of humankind.
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