The Gandhi Experiment

by Margaret Hepworth

  • Category Non-Fiction
  • Format Paperback
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 295
  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-4770-7
  2. Pages: 176 pages
  3. Date: 1 July 2017

ABOUT THIS BOOK

How do we take Gandhi’s messages further, as lessons that could bring about change in and around us? Perhaps a healthy dose of non-violent, solution-focused activities stemming from Gandhian principles would be a more productive approach both at school and at home, especially for the citizens of tomorrow.

How do we teach our youngsters non-violence is a conscious choice; that we need to rise against injustices; that ‘hope in action’ and ‘moving from apathy to action’ are of supreme importance; and that ‘satyagraha’ is the very foundation we stand on?

This book literally equips teachers and parents with tools and strategies for peace-building. For teachers, it takes these into the rigorous academic classroom; for parents, it is a guide to how they can build better relationships with their children whilst helping them step forward into a better world. The Gandhi Experiment teaches teenagers global citizenship, conflict resolution, anger management, forgiveness and how to mould their thoughts for a more positive future.
Using thirty-plus years of experience, Margaret Hepworth combines concepts, techniques and practices, creating activities that engage, provide equity and enable teenagers to make powerful and positive choices for a better tomorrow.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Margaret Hepworth is a Peace Educator and the Founder/Director of The Gandhi Experiment, whose vision is world peace through education. She has been the Head of Campus (Vice Principal) at Preshil School, Melbourne, Australia, and holds a Master of Educational Studies. She is the creator of Collaborative Debating and published her first novel, Clarity in Time, in 2012.

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