Controversial Case Studies
Teaching on Sustainability, Conflict, & Diversity
Edited by William M. Timpson
& Debra K. Holman
As specialists in peace
studies, sustainability, and learning strategies, William M. Timpson and
Debra K. Holman use case study methodology to encourage students to
analyze and learn from their own experiences, and then apply insights
gained to their interactions in the classroom and the world beyond.
Each of the
selections in this volume focuses on issues of sustainability, conflict,
and diversity. These concepts are then contextualized in a wide array of
The authors begin by explaining their use of
the case study approach, and then Timpson models the approach, using his
research and time as a Fulbright Scholar in Northern Ireland as a basis,
he reflects on his experience in "Reforming Schools for Peace in
Northern Ireland." The case studies that follow come from the students'
work and Experiential Learning projects, each situated within teaching
and learning theory.
This volume will be
a perfect fit for any scholar or educator interested in the methodology
of case studies, as well as for anyone eager to discover new ideas in
the vital issues of diversity, conflict, and sustainability. It is a
tool that can be used to expand horizons, open minds, and inspire