1st Edition

Educating for Peace through Countering Violence Strategies in Curriculum and Instruction

Edited By Candice Carter, Raj Kumar Dhungana Copyright 2024
    340 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book advances knowledge about the implementation of peace and non-violence strategies in education that counter violence. Addressing both hidden and direct violence, it examines the harm to wellbeing and learning through a unique exploration of the role of teachers, and confronts the roots of violence in educational settings. Presenting and critiquing a range of pedagogical tools, case examples, and research, it examines how various methods can be used for identifying and proactively responding to conflicts such as injustice, discrimination, and prejudice, among others. Contributors present case studies from a range of global contexts and offer cutting-edge research on the applications of these resources, and how they contextualize peace education. An essential read for educators, teacher educators and peace scholars, it crucially offers pathways for confronting and healing from violence in both formal and informal sites of education.

    The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license.

    Section I.  Violence Responses through Relational and Mindful Education.  1. Introduction. 2. Imagining Relational Ontologies for Education Amidst Ricocheting (non) Violence:  Notes from Vancouver, Canada. 3. Embodied Universal Peace: Curriculum Theory and Buddhist Intersubjective Contemplative Inquiry. Section II:  Cross-Cultural Education Countering Violence. 4. Creating an Intercultural Peace Education Course with High Ability Teenagers from Different Backgrounds and World Regions. 5. Utilizing Multicultural Read-Alouds in the USA to Support Empathy Development. 6. Inter-Religious Dialogue Pedagogy for Teaching Peace Education in Uganda. 7. Ethnopedagogy: Exploring Peaceful Traditions of Indonesia’s Sundanese Indigenous Communities. Section III:  Countering Violence in Responsive Education. 8. Memorials as Sites for Peace Education:  The John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park in the USA. 9. Families’ Discourse in Polarized Societies: Talking About Violence with Their Children in Catalonia. 10. Conflict Coaching in the United Kingdom: Youth Leading a Transformative Approach to Conflict. 11. Decolonizing an English as an Additional Language Curriculum: Addressing Cultural Violence in a Colombian School. 12. A Holistic Approach to Peace Education: Experiences of Putumayo, Colombia. 13. Adaptive Instruction: Peace Education in Argentina During a Pandemic. Section IV: Pedagogies of Transformative Hope. 14. “Engaged Pedagogy for Hope”: Dance Instruction to Heal from Violence in South Africa. 15. Fostering the Hope of Distressed African Americans in the USA: Culture, Arts, and Youth-Development Strategies. 16. Conclusion.


    Candice C. Carter is an educational researcher and consultant based in the USA.

    Raj Kumar Dhungana is Visiting Faculty at Kathmandu University School of Education, Nepal.