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Global Harmony Association (GHA)

Since 2005, GHA is an international NGO uniting more 400 members in 48 countries and more than o­ne million participants from the GHA collective members in 80 countries.
GHA Founder and President is Dr. Leo Semashko,
Address: 7/4-42 Ho-Shi-Min Street, St. Petersburg, 194356, Russia

Telephone: +7 (812) 597-65-71, Email: leo.semashko@gmail.com

GHA 1st Vice-president is Dr. Ernesto Kahan: Address: Hanita 7/2, Kfar Sava 44405, e-mail: ekahan@post.tau.ac.il

GHA-USA President is Dr. Laj Utreja: 122 Foxhound Drive, Madison, AL; Telephone: 256-604-6927; e-mail: ish0001@aol.com
GHA-Japan President is Kae Morii
GHA Web: www.peacefromharmony.org


GHA Mission from harmony to peace; Pave the conscious way for harmonious civilization

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February 4, 2011

GHA project

School of Peace through Harmonious Education

For youth of Israel and Palestine

Conception

 

Project authors are:

Dr Leo Semashko, Russia, GHA President, Project head; and members of GHA-Israel-Palestine:

Dr. Ernesto Kahan, Israel, GHA 1st Vice President,

Dr. Ghassan Abdallah, East Jerusalem, Director, CARE (Center for Applied Research in Education),

GHA-IP President,

Dr. Yehuda Stolov, Israel, Director, Interfaith Encounter Association, Jerusalem, GHA-IP Vice-president,
Mr. Eyal Raviv, Israel, President, Mepeace, (more than 4 thousand members), GHA-IP Vice-president,
Dr. Hedva Robinson Bachrach, Israel, Peacemaker,

Dr. Gad Bachrach, Israel, Peacemaker,

 

Dr. Laj Utreja, USA, GHA-USA President,

Ms Kae Morii, Japan, GHA-Japan President,

Dr. Nina Meyerhof, USA, President, Children of the Earth,

Ms Marie Robert, France, Peacemaker,

Prof. Taisir Subhi Yamin, Germany/Turkey, General Director, International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE).

 

Copyright 2010 Global Harmony Association,

Copyright 2010 Leo Semashko

 

Publications:

In Russian: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=489

In English: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=461

 

Contents

 

1. School of Peace through Harmonious Education (SPHE) as the main instrument to implement the GHA-IP Mission and Programme

2. SPHE Curriculum

3. SPHE base (training, staffing and student): Ghassan Abdallahs CARE and Yehuda Stolovs IEA

4. SPHE theoretical and informational ground

5. Steps to create SPHE

6. SPHE importance

7. Appendices. List of the GHA books and projects

Education is the most powerful weapon which you

can use to change the World.

Nelson Mandela

 

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed

citizens can change the world.Indeed,

it is the o­nly thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

 

We must prepare with the revolution of education, which will be unavoidable

if we want to face the new conditions of understanding and controlling them.

Without a completely new approach in education, our youth will not

be completely equipped to face the world of the future.

Eleanor Roosevelt

 

We must shift the arms race into a peace race.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

1. School of Peace through Harmonious Education (SPHE) as the main instrument to implement the GHA-IP Mission and Programme

 

Peace through harmonious education - it is the mission and conscious way to harmonious peace in the region for GHA-IP. This organization needs a universal tool for implementation of the basic project "Israel - Palestine: Harmonization through education instead of militarization, and its work Program. Such a universal tool that connects the theoretical vision and practical implementation is the "School of Peace through harmonious education" (SPHE). This is system's kernel of the work Program.

This school aims to become the first educational institution of harmonious education in the region. In the future, this school may grow into the Academy of Harmony and give rise to other schools of this educational direction: family, preschool, professional, etc.

SPHE is oriented primarily to youth of Israel and Palestine at the age of 10 to 35 years. The main goal of this school is: to form at this youth the harmonious peace worldview and cooperation between the two neighboring nations to exclude the appearance and kindling the hatred and antagonism between them. To achieve this goal is possible o­nly by a new, harmonious, content of the common curriculum and a new, harmonious, organization of educational process.

 

Harmonious organization of the educational process in SPHE supposes the two basic requirements:

1. Balance (equality) between Israelis and Palestinians in each training association: class, group, team, etc., that will provide them with making of positive skills of permanent constructive dialogue with each other in the learning process, and

2. Maximizing activity of students in the learning process through various forms of the command groups (teams) to address the entire spectrum of learning tasks in all subjects of the curriculum that also provide the most favorable conditions for mutual knowledge and joint action in the common interests of harmonious peace and harmonization of the relationships.

However, no the most harmonious organization of educational process would not provide students with the harmonious worldview without the corresponding, balanced, contents and filling of all disciplines/subjects in the curriculum. Harmonious education, forming the worldview of harmonious peace is ensured, primarily, by the curriculum proper contents.

 

2. SPHE Curriculum

 

Birth of a harmonious civilization defines the basic educational task for the 21st century in the region: to learn harmony and building a harmonious society in Israel and Palestine, regardless of their population living in o­ne or two states.

The general goal of SPHE and every teacher in it is: to ensure the formation of the worldview of harmonious peace and its conscious joint building by the means of each discipline/subject in curriculum. These subjects of harmonious education are divided into two main classes: fundamental and applied. The duration of fundamental disciplines is within 60-120 school hours. The duration of the applied disciplines is within 20-40 school hours.

Within this general goal is allocated at a minimum of 22 subjects of the curriculum in SPHE harmonious education and the minimum number of teachers for them:

 

Fundamental disciplines/subjects:

 

- History of social harmony and civil peace: Numa Pompilius and similar historical examples

(Charles Mercieca and 2-3 historians)

- Alphabet of social harmony: 20 fundamental elements (Leo Semashko and 2-3 sociologists)

- World philosophy of harmony: European with Pythagoras, Chinese with Confucius, Indian with

Vedas, Jewish and Arabic (Leo Semashko, Laj Utreja and 2-3 philosophers)

- Harmony of world religions, especially Judaism and Islam (Rudolf Siebert and 2-3 teachers)

- Theory of a harmonious civilization and its building as applied to the region (Leo Semashko and

2-3 sociologists)

- Statistics of social harmony (Leo Semashko and 2-3 sociologists)

- Culture of harmonious peace, its spiritual values and the theories of eternal peace (Ernesto Kahan,

Leo Semashko and 2-3 teachers)

- Mathematics of harmony (Alexey Stakhov and 2-3 Mathematics)

- Hebrew and Arabic languages (4-6 teachers)

 

Applied disciplines/subjects:

 

- Experience of the harmonious intercultural communications in CARE (Ghassan Abdallah and 2-3 teachers)

- Experience of the harmonious interfaith meetings between Jews and Arabs (Yehuda Stolov and 2-3

teachers)

- Experience of the harmonious dialogs between Jews and Arabs in Mepeace (Eyal Raviv and 2-3 teachers)

- Poetry, literature and art of harmony (Ernesto Kahan and 2-3 teachers)

- Linguistic Harmony through Esperanto (Renato Corsetti, Katherine Shabbat and 2-3 teachers)

- Harmonious Civilization Universal Declaration (Leo Semashko and 2-3 teachers)

- Declaration of Religious Harmony in Singapore (Leo Semashko and 2-3 teachers)

- Harmonious leadership and management (Leo Semashko and 2-3 economists)

- Pedagogy and Organization of harmonious education (Leo Semashko and 2-3 teachers)

- Spiritual Activism: the ethics and values of harmony (Nina Meyerhof, and 2-3 teachers)

- Psychology and harmony of the individual (Leo Semashko and 2-3 psychologist)

- Breathing technique as a way to harmonize the individual (Laj Utreja and 2-3 teachers)

- Harmonization of democracy, the State and Law (Leo Semashko and 2-3 jurists)

 

The shown persons in parentheses are the GHA members, scholars and professors, who can act both as visiting lecturers and as consultants of local teachers. The proposed list of academic disciplines of harmonious education will change in time and space. SPHE Curriculum may vary o­n the different stages of training from 1 to 5 years depending from the level of training of students and forms of learning: daytime, evening and correspondence, and also o­nline.

 

In developing this curriculum and for its dissemination in the media of Israel and Palestine, we could create the TV Program: "Israel - Palestine: The Future is a Harmonious Civilization or Eternal War?" o­n the basis of the corresponding GHA TV project, translated into Hebrew: .

 

3. SPHE base: Ghassan Abdallahs CARE and Yehuda Stolovs IEA

 

The first training, staffing and student SPHE base are two educational organizations in the region:

1. Ghassan Abdallahs Center for Applied Research in Education (CARE) in East Jerusalem and

2. Yehuda Stolovs Interfaith Encounter Association (IEA) in Jerusalem.

 

Both organizations have long existed and have wide experience of teaching, education and cultural cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians. Therefore, these organizations can provide a first set of students in SPHE in 40-60 people. Mypeace Organization, uniting thousands of young Israelis and Palestinians can assist in the formation of the required number of students.

 

These organizations also have many contacts with teachers from both sides and may invite them to teach at SPHE after appropriate training by the GHA professors. These organizations can also provide learning process the required auditoriums at the first stage.

 

4. SPHE theoretical and informational ground

 

SPHE information-theoretic base, in the broad cycle of its disciplines/subjects, is very diverse and big volume. A variety of theoretical approaches to social harmony is integrated and generalized into the GHA program book "Harmonious Civilization" (St. Petersburg, 2009, address is below). It represents the first, and therefore far from perfection and is open for further development, scientific and theoretical model of a harmonious civilization, including the alphabet, language and thought of social harmony. To this book abut the GHA projects and other books of global harmony (them list see below). Some of them have been translated into Hebrew and Arabic. All of them constitute the information base for SPHE, the library of which can be equipped with dozens of copies of the most these books for students use.

5. Steps to create SPHE

 

The basic steps for creating SPHE are:

1. Discussion and approval of the draft of this school in GHA-IP.

2. Discussion and approval of the draft of this school by the GHA members.

3. Preparation of the SPHE Charter and other legal documents for it.

4. Preparation of the necessary initial training base for SPHE.

5. Admission to SPHE.

6. Invitation of the teachers from both of the region and of the GHA and its collective members.

7. Make up an estimate for SPHE o­n the years, starting from the fall of 2011.

8. Preparation of the letters to various international foundations to finance SPHE.

The estimated start of the SPHE work: September-November 2011.

 

6. SPHE importance

 

What is the significance of this school? It appears as the first conscious milestone at the frontier of civilizations in the social space and time today. o­n the o­ne hand, at the frontier of the historical civilizations: the dying, militaristic, industrial, and o­nly born in 2009, peace and harmonious civilization. o­n the other hand, at the frontier of local civilizations: European (or, more broadly - West) and Muslim, which are in a military confrontation over 60 years in this region. Therefore, peacemaking and spiritual significance of this school have colossal importance not o­nly for the region but for humankind.

 

This school also appears o­n the boundary of the two principal systems of education. o­n the o­ne hand, the traditional, industrial, o­ne-dimensional and narrowly professional, is not capable to form a peace vision and behavior among youth. o­n the other hand, new, harmonious, multi-dimensional, is aimed at establishing peace outlook and behavior of youth. Therefore, this school marks a transition and puts the new age of harmonious spiritual Enlightenment.

 

This school is a transitional bridge across these borders, through the appropriate deep chasm separating in the very risky area of conflict where it's needed most. Therefore, here requires the concentration of the most powerful intellectual, spiritual and civic potential. Can the GHA fulfill this mission and to solve this complex social problem of achieving peace o­n the way of harmonious education of generations? The answer to this question will give the time. But the o­nly statement of this task has great importance for the mobilization of peacemaking movement, and will serve as a model for many similar educational attempts in the future.

 

The importance of this school as the first swallow of harmonious education in the most dangerous military region determines the high mission and responsibility of all and everyone who participates in the creation and development of this school.

 

Dr. Leo Semashko,

GHA President

 

 

 

 


Harmonious civilization

 

Appendices:

 

7. List of the GHA books and projects

 
2010. Russia, Forward, towards Harmonious Civilization. St. Petersburg, LITA, 30 pages, in Russian:

 http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=435

2010. Kazakhstan - Harmonism Strategy for the 21st century. St. Petersburg, LITA, 22 pages, in

English: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=445

2009.  Harmonious Civilization. Global Harmony Association Innovative Projects. St-Petersburg,

LITA, 254 pages: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=379,

2008. World Harmony/Peace Academy and General Harmonious Education in an Information

Society. St-Petersburg, LITA, 104 pages: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=277

2007. Magna Carta of Harmony for an Information Civilization: Toward Social Justice and

Global Peace. St-Petersburg, LITA, 228 pages: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=3

2006. Harmonious Era Calendar: Address to Children, Youth and Future Generations. St.-Petersburg

State Polytechnic University, 396 pages: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=190

2004. Childrens Suffrage: Democracy for the 21st Century, Priority Investment in Human

Capital as a Way toward  Social   Harmony, St.-Petersburg State Polytechnic University, 72 pages:http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=211

2003. Tetrasociology: from Sociological Imagination through Dialogue to Universal Values and

Harmony. St.-Petersburg State Polytechnic University, 394 pages:       http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=149

2002. Tetrasociology: Responses to Challenges. St.-Petersburg State Polytechnic University, 158 pages: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=145

2000. Tetrasociology as the Revolution of Social Thinking, the Way of Harmony and Prosperity.

St.-Petersburg, 168 p. (in Russian)

1999. Sociology for Pragmatists. Textbook for the university students. Part 1, St.-Petersburg,

376 p. (in Russian)

1992. Sphere Approach: Philosophy, Democracy, Market and Human. St.-Petersburg, 368 p.

(in Russian) http://peacefromharmony.org/file/5162/1992-semashko-sferniy_podhod.pdf

 

Extras:

Harmonious Civilization Universal Declaration: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=383

Declaration of Religious Harmony of Singapore: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_Religious_Harmony,

Nina Meyerhof. Spiritual Activism. The textbook for young people. USA, 2010, inEnglish.

Evgeny Abramyan: Civilization in the XXI Century, 2009: http://www.savefuture.net/files/2009edition-en.pdf.

 

GHA projects dedicated to harmonious education

 

1. Academy of Harmony and General Harmonious Education, 2008:

            http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=392

2. Russia-Georgia: Harmonization through Education instead of Militarization, 2008:

            http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=337

3. Youth Academy Harmony, 2009: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=395

4. Family Academy of Harmony, 2009:

5. Academy of Harmonious Leadership, 2010: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=429

6. Educational TV project: "The Future: Harmonious Civilization or What?" 2010:

            http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=447

7. Israel - Palestine: Harmonization through Education instead of Militarization, 2011:

            http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=454

8. School of Peace through Harmonious Education for Israelis and Palestinians, 2011:

http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=461

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