Dear Education Section Members:
It is with great enthusiasm that I look forward to this ACR year as your Section Chair. We are still riding high on the good work and good feelings that Youth Day San Diego generated. This portends well for New Orleans! AND we have a ground swell of Higher Education members who are planning initiatives, conference sessions and publications specific to the needs and interests of conflict resolution educators, mediators and peace educators working as practitioner-scholars and researchers in our nation’s colleges and universities.
As the submission deadline for conference proposals approaches, I urge K-12 and Higher Education members to collaborate and submit session ideas that will address our conference theme as well as current issues in practice.
Did you know that our section has increased membership as a result of collaboration with mediation trainers and peace educators in San Diego? Did you know that The Fourth R editors are exploring a new adventure--a peer-reviewed section of that publication to meet the needs of practitioner-scholars from K-16+! Did you know that ACR’s Ed Section continues to partner with the International CRE Conference in Cleveland? And I’m sure you knew that The Conflict Resolution Education Calendar was a big hit again this year. Congrats to the coeditors on their beautiful work. I’m using mine daily, as are all of the school mediation programs with whom I work.
May each of you be blessed with happiness and productivity in the New Year and please let me know what I can do to provide you with support and meaningful leadership.
ACR Education Section Chair, 2012