Dialogue and democracy, community and capacity: Lessons for conflict resolution education from Montessori, Dewey, and Freire



Teachers and trainers of conflict resolution are heirs—if often unwitting ones—to a rich legacy in education; not just any education, but a tradition of furthering democracy within learning environments and throughout society. Whether in an elementary school classroom or graduate school seminar, a prison cafeteria or church basement, a corporate boardroom or community center gymnasium, conflict resolution education continues this tradition.