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Three Decades of Peace Education around the World
An Anthology

ISBN 9781138985674
Published December 18, 2015 by Routledge
428 Pages

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First Published in 1996. The current world order poses new challenges to the theory and practice of peace education. Drawing on data gathered from around the world, Burns and Aspeslagh focus on how peace is presented in formal and informal educational settings and what effects ideologies have in shaping that presentation. The book views peace education in the context of education about other major social and political issues and in a variety of geopolitical settings, exploring factors that affect the generation, selection, organization, transmission, and evaluation of knowledge for peace.
Following a review of major approaches to policy and praxis in peace education, the editors draw on original research to offer interpretations based on pragmatic, normative, and conceptual approaches to the individual, the state, and the role of political literacy. The use of a comparative educational framework that goes beyond curriculum studies and descriptive case studies presents a perspective that is innovative, and timely. The volume includes both bibliography and index.

Table of Contents

Part I P eace E ducation in C omparative P erspective; Chapter 1 P eace E ducation and the C omparative S tudy of E ducation, Robin J. Burns, Robert Aspeslagh; Chapter 2 A pproaching P eace T hrough E ducation, Robert Aspeslagb, Robin J. Burns; Part II D eveloping E ducation for P eace; Chapter 3 A G lobal S trategy for C ommunication and C onsciousness R aising in V arious L ocal S ettings; Chapter 4 T oward a D efinition of P eace S tudies, Máire A. Dugan, Dennis Carey; Chapter 5 O n I nclusion and E xclusion, Magnus Haavelsrud; Chapter 6 P roblems of L egitimation of P eace E ducation, Robin J. Burns; Chapter 7 P eace E ducation on the B ack of the P eace M ovement, Jan Maasen; Part III P erspectives on P eace E ducation; Chapter 8 M ilitarism and S exism, Betty Reardon; Chapter 9 R acial J ustice, G lobal D evelopment or P eace, David Hicks; Chapter 10 T oward a B etter W orld ?, Toh Swee-Hin (S.H. Toh), Virginia Floresca-Cawagas; Chapter 11 T he E cology M ovement — a N ew F ield for P eace E ducation, Marianne Gronemeyer; Chapter 12 T he R ole of P eace E ducation in P eace B uilding in A frica, Samie Ikechi Ihejirika; Chapter 13 P eace E ducation as a P rotest and R esistance against M arginalization and E urocentrism, Sanàa Osseiran; Chapter 14 P olish E ducational V alues, Zbyszko Melosik; Part IV A pproaches to the P rocess of P eace E ducation; Chapter 15 A dult E ducation for P eacebuilding, Chadwick F. Alger; Chapter 16 TAGASAN, Eleanor Dionisio; Chapter 17 T hink and T each G lobally — A ct L ocally, Eva Nordland; Chapter 18 A P eace M useum as a C enter for P eace E ducation, Kazuyo Yamane; Chapter 19 E ducating for a P eace C ulture, Robert Aspeslagh; Chapter 20 P ostmodernism, P eace C ulture, and P eace E ducation, Lennart Vriens; Part V E pilogue; Chapter 21 D o P ractical R ealists A ppear to B e D reamers ?, Robin J. Burns; Chapter 22 D reamers A ppear to B e P ractical R ealists, Robert Aspeslagh;

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"This book is a prime source for those wishing to know where Peace Education has been, what it has become and where it might be going. [It] presents both peace research and peace education in a comprehensive and comprehensible fashion. It will be a source book for scholars." -- British Journal of Educational Studies