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1st Edition

Critical Issues in Peace and Education

ISBN 9781138021839
Published January 3, 2014 by Routledge
168 Pages

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Book Description

This collection asks theorists and educational practitioners from around the world influenced by the schools of feminist pedagogy, critical pedagogy, anti-racist or postcolonial pedagogy, and gay and lesbian pedagogy to reflect upon the possibilities of articulating a "curriculum of difference" that critically examines the cross-cultural issues of peace and education that are at the forefront of global education issues today.

Contributors examine the conceptualizations of peace and education within, between, and across cultures through the conceptualization of pedagogical possibilities that create an openness toward the horizons of the other within communal formations of difference permeating the public sphere. They take up new ways of questions related to globalization, difference, community, identity, peace, democracy, sexuality, ethics, conflict, politics, feminism, technology, language rights, cultural politics, Marxism, and deconstruction that have a vast literary history in and outside the area of "education." This volume makes a significant contribution to the question of difference and its quintessential role in peace education for the new millennium.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Peter Pericles Trifonas and Bryan Wright 
1. Educational Reform and the Project of Militarization  Brian W. Lagotte and Michael W. Apple 
2. Encountering Peace: The Politics of Participation When Educating for Co-Existence  Maria Hantzopoulos 
3. A Grassroots Peace Education Innovation in a Co-operative Jewish-Palestinian Village in Israel: Mahatma Gandhi’s Concept of "Satyagraha" in Action  Grace Feuerverger  4. Learning Human Rights Praxis  Magnus Haavelsrud 
5. On Human Rights, Philosophy, and Education: The Ethics of Difference After Deconstruction  Peter Pericles Trifonas  
6. Education for ‘Peace’ in Urban Canadian Schools: Gender, Culture, Conflict, and Opportunities to Learn  Kathy Bickmore 
7. Improvisation, Violence and Peace Education  Ilan Gur-Ze’ev 
8. Deconstructing the Other: Opening Peace  Bryan Wright 
9. The (Im)possibility of Trying for Reconciliation and Peace: The Significance of Conflict, Limits, and Exclusions in Transitional Democracy  Mario Di Paolantonio

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Peter Pericles Trifonas is a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto.

Bryan Wright is a PhD Candidate in Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning with a specialization in the Philosophy of Peace Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.