* presents views on the nature of peace education, its history, and relationships to neighboring fields;
* examines relevant psychological and pedagogical principles, such as the contact experience, conciliation through personal story telling, reckoning with traumatic memories, body-work, and the socio-emotional aspects of reconciliation; and
* introduces an array of international examples from countries, such as Croatia, Northern Ireland, Israel, South Africa, Rwanda, and the United States in order to generalize lessons learned.
A "must have" for all those thinking, planning, conducting, and studying peace education programs, it is intended for scholars, students, and researchers interested in peace and conflict resolution in higher education and volunteer and public organizations. Its cross disciplinary approach will appeal to those in social and political psychology, communication, education, religion, political science, sociology, and philosophy.
"...an extraordinarily rich intellectual effort aimed at explicating psychological concepts and processes that are embedded in the practice of peace education in many regions of the world."
"...this volume meaningfully engages readers in thinking critically about peace education by presenting a wide variety of diverse ideas, perspectives and programs from around the world."
—Journal of Moral Education