Jan Arnow's Home Page
As with most of the Web -- it's under construction. Here is information about
my latest book, Teaching Peace, due for publication in September 1995.
How to Raise Children to Live in Harmony -- Without Fear, Without Prejudice, Without Violence
To be published by Putnam, September 1995. ISBN 0-399-52155-0 $12.00 U.S.
America has always been perceived as the great melting pot.
But today, with increased immigration, changing demographic
patterns, and heightened awareness of diversity, Americans
truly live in a global society. For parents and teachers
who want to encourage tolerance, respect, and self-esteem,
and discourage hatred and violence, Jan Arnow's Teaching
Peace is an essential guide, a hands-on, down-to-earth
approach that explains how to combat prejudice and prevent
conflict while teaching children the kind of values that
will help them live fruitful lives in today's changing
Included are discussions of:
- Self-esteem: the root of tolerance.
- Peer pressure: how our culture instills bias and glorifies violence.
- Media images: making better choices in books, videos, and TV shows.
- Stereotypes: decoding the racial and sexual messages kids receive every day.
- Critical thinking: helping young people to resist the pressure to conform.
- Practical solutions: putting a stop to hatred -- in the home, school, and community.
JAN ARNOW, one of the country's leading authorities on the
psychology and teaching practices of multicultural
education and violence abatement, has been conducting
research and fieldwork on these issues for nearly two
decades. During her tenure as the Manager of Multicultural
Education for the Kentucky Department of Education, she
authored that state's groundbreaking policy guidelines for
multicultural education, and continues to travel throughout
the country to present her program to educators, parents,
and community leaders. The founder of the Institute for
Intercultural Understanding in Louisville, Kentucky, Arnow
is the author of five previous books.
Jan Arnow, Executive Director,
The Institute for Intercultural Understanding
2025 Maryland Avenue, Louisville, KY 40205, U.S.A.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +1 502 454 0607