28 February 2007

The existence of conflicts in the classroom is a usual phenomenon, which is inherent to every Formal Education System. These situations don't necessarily have to become negative, because if conflicts are dealt with adequately and a satisfactory solution is given, they acquire an educational potential and can be used to strengthen relationships between people.

But we must take into account that, with the raising of the school-leaving age from fourteen to sixteen years, the number of conflicts in the classroom and their seriousness has grown. Because of this, it is necessary to face up to the new situation using techniques and strategies that are more adequate. Some of them are proposed in this article: organization in the classroom, a climate of democratic participation, assemblies in the classroom, learning of rules, mediation and negotiation, self-esteem of the pupils, control and handling of the aggressiveness and work plans.



Key words: Strategies, School conflicts, violence, mediation, rules, aggressiveness.

30 April 2006

This article prosecutes the education from the perspective of the beautiful (pulchrum). On one hand the author explains the sense of aesthetic should have for the fundamental education, on the other hand the author connects it with the negative undertake (agressivity and violence). So he defines «aesthetic education» as the transdiciplinary curriculum knowledge. Then, he points out the sense of educational process to get the human self fuegillment. Meanwhile the author mentions aims, procedures, and resources in order to improve the educational process of the artistic and aesthetic dimensions of the person. Finally he proposes the application of the interdisciplinary approach to manage an integration of the pulchrum in the curriculum.



Key words: Aesthetic education. Violence, curriculum and education. Aesthetic and violence in the individual. Integrated aesthetics in the curriculum

30 November 2005

The purpose of this article is to determine how television, more specifically, violence on television, affects on children's behavior. Television plays a significant role in the lives and socialization of children. As a matter of fact, children spend as much time watching television as they do listening to their teachers in school. This research article examines the relationship between violent television viewing and children's aggressiveness. It also presents how children learn some violent behaviors from the content of television and imitate some character of the violent programs. It concludes that sex, age, and social status are also some of the most decisive varia-bles that influence the effects of television on the individuals behavior.


Key words: Effects, Television, Violence, Children, Imitation, Learning