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Bibliography: Peace Education P11 Peace Education P11 Bibliography: Peace Education P11 URL: eric.ed.gov/?q=peace+education | Range: 1-257; Total Pages = 257 | Total Citations = 15 Bretherton, Diane; Weston, Jane; Zbar, Vic (2005). School-Based Peace Building in Sierra Leone, Theory Into Practice. This article describes the development of a peace education project, including the Peace Education Kit, in schools in Sierra Leone. The program, initiated by the World Bank, has involved working partnerships between local and international agencies and provides a case study of how schools can work with the community to contribute to a national peace-building effort. The project is based in peace theory and the materials developed are integrated into the school curriculum. The approach taken is one of capacity building-working with teachers, workers from nongovernment organizations (NGOs), and mentors. Some of the issues that affect peace education in a postconflict situation, including trauma and religion, are discussed. [More] Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nongovernmental Organizations, Peace, Humanistic Education Gur-Ze'ev, Ilan (2001). Philosophy of Peace Education in a Postmodern Era, Educational Theory. Argues that peace education is actually part of the reality it attempts to change, noting problems in distinguishing between peace and violence, and arguing that justifications common in discussions of peace education serve certain acts of violence, and peace education is itself a manifestation of such violence. The paper examines possibilities for an alternative to current trends in peace education. Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education Engstrom, Craig (2009). Promoting Peace, yet Sustaining Conflict? A Fantasy-Theme Analysis of Seeds of Peace Publications, Journal of Peace Education. Seeds of Peace is a nongovernmental organization that annually brings together children from the Middle East and various other regions of confl …

Bibliography: Peace Education P9 Peace Education P9 Bibliography: Peace Education P9 URL: eric.ed.gov/?q=peace+education | Range: 1-257; Total Pages = 257 | Total Citations = 15 Mahrouse, Gada (2006). (Re)Producing a Peaceful Canadian Citizenry: A Lesson on the Free Trade of the Americas Quebec City Summit Protests, Canadian Journal of Education. In this article, I argue that despite common assumptions that peace education efforts achieve social change, it is often a normalizing, nation-building project that obscures hierarchies of power. Focussing on a lesson from a popular peace education program currently used in Canadian schools, I have analyzed the convergences between peace and citizenship education and consider the implications of pedagogies that encourage peace as a personal choice and responsibility. I call for an approach to peace education that promotes critical thinking on how knowledge is produced. [More] [More] Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Citizenship Education, Peace Arikan, Arda (2009). Environmental Peace Education in Foreign Language Learners' English Grammar Lessons, Journal of Peace Education. English language teachers create contexts to teach grammar so that meaningful learning occurs. In this study, English grammar is contextualized through environmental peace education activities to raise students' awareness of global issues. Two sources provided data to evaluate the success of this instructional process. Fourth-year pre-service English language teachers (n = 50) learned about relevant classroom activities and evaluated their applicability in foreign language classrooms. Secondly, tenth-grade students (n = 46) completed these activities with pre-service teachers and then evaluated the overall learning process. The students were enrolled in the English language course offered in the second year of their four-year secondary school education. Pre-service ELT (English language teaching) teachers' evaluations were collected through 15 Likert-type questions …

Bibliography: Peace Education P4 Peace Education P4 Bibliography: Peace Education P4 URL: eric.ed.gov/?q=peace+education | Range: 1-257; Total Pages = 257 | Total Citations = 15 Zembylas, Michalinos (2011). Peace and Human Rights Education: Dilemmas of Compatibility and Prospects for Moving Forward, Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education. This article addresses the dilemmas emerging from efforts to integrate human rights values within a peace education programme being carried out in a conflict situation. Although the article is largely theoretical, it is grounded in the author's reflections on a series of teacher workshops and his overall experiences conducting ethnographic research on issues of human rights and peace education in conflict and post-conflict situations, especially in his home country, Cyprus. The article outlines several interpretations and critiques of the human rights framework, offers an overview of human rights education and peace education, and then discusses two dilemmas that emerge from efforts to integrate human rights values within peace education programmes. Finally, it argues that an approach to human rights that is based on values and oriented towards praxis, with an emphasis on cross-cutting principles such as non-discrimination and equality, could perhaps be more compatible with peace education efforts. [More] Descriptors: Conflict, Ethnography, Peace, Teacher Workshops Charalambous, Constadina; Charalambous, Panayiota; Zembylas, Michalinos (2013). Doing "Leftist Propaganda" or Working towards Peace? Moving Greek-Cypriot Peace Education Struggles beyond Local Political Complexities, Journal of Peace Education. This paper investigates the interference of local politics with a peace education initiative in Greek-Cypriot education and the consequent impact on teachers' perceptions and responses. Focusing on a recent educational attempt to promote "peaceful coexistence", the authors explain how this attempt was seen by many teachers as being a part of a l …

Bibliography: Peace Education P3 Peace Education P3 Bibliography: Peace Education P3 URL: eric.ed.gov/?q=peace+education | Range: 1-257; Total Pages = 257 | Total Citations = 15 Sumida Huaman, Elizabeth (2011). Transforming Education, Transforming Society: The Co-Construction of Critical Peace Education and Indigenous Education, Journal of Peace Education. This article seeks to contribute to the link between critical peace education and Indigenous education from an Indigenous international and comparative education perspective. The article first reviews the marginalization of critical peace education and Indigenous education. By bringing forward areas of common interest between peace education and Indigenous education, the need for specific strategies involving mutual exchange and resulting in co-construction of education using both approaches is emphasized. Although peace education is not widely discussed in Indigenous or American Indian education, this article proposes a conversation between Indigenous community members, scholars, educators and other stakeholders in order to encourage collaboration towards the shared goal of education for the purposes of social transformation. [More] Descriptors: Comparative Education, American Indians, American Indian Education, Peace Duckworth, Cheryl Lynn; Allen, Barb; Williams, Teri Triguba (2012). What Do Students Learn when We Teach Peace? A Qualitative Assessment of a Theater Peace Program, Journal of Peace Education. This is a qualitative assessment of a theater arts peace education program for high-school students. We present the results of qualitative interviews with students who participated in a peace education program. They tell us in their own words what they believe they learned. Given that most peace education evaluation is quantitative or focuses on the views of teachers and administrators, giving space to the voices of the students themselves remains essential. We present the results of qualitative interviews with students who participated …

Bibliography: Peace Education P2 Peace Education P2 Bibliography: Peace Education P2 URL: eric.ed.gov/?q=peace+education | Range: 1-257; Total Pages = 257 | Total Citations = 15 Vered, Soli (2015). Peace Education in Israel: An Educational Goal in the Test of Reality, Journal of Peace Education. Peace education is considered a necessary element in establishing the social conditions required for promoting peace-making between rival parties. As such, it constitutes one of Israel's state education goals, and would therefore be expected to have a significant place in Israel's educational policy in general and in response to peace moves that have occurred during the Arabconflict since the 1970s in particular. This article reviews the educational policy actually applied by Israel's state education over the years as reflected in formal educational programs and school textbooks, and suggests that although some significant changes have taken place over time, there has been and still is a significant gap between the stated goal and the practice of peace education in Israel. Reasons for this disparity and its implications are discussed and possible directions are proposed for coping with this educational challenge. [More] Descriptors: Peace, Teaching Methods, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries Dutta, Urmitapa; Andzenge, Andrea Kashimana; Walkling, Kayla (2016). The Everyday Peace Project: An Innovative Approach to Peace Pedagogy, Journal of Peace Education. A critical task for peace pedagogy is to challenge views of peace as primarily responses to declared war. Crisis-based politics tend to focus on exceptional situations and fail to capture the entire spectrum of violence. Premised on the idea that peace cannot be understood in isolation of larger structural problems, this paper proposes the concept of "everyday peace" as a framework for peace education. Drawing from a pedagogical initiative, we examine how students engage with the concept of everyday peace and present our findings in thr …

Bibliography: Peace Education P1 Peace Education P1 Bibliography: Peace Education P1 URL: eric.ed.gov/?q=peace+education | Range: 1-257; Total Pages = 257 | Total Citations = 15 Olowo, Oluwatoyin Olusegun (2016). Effects of Integrating Peace Education in the Nigeria Education System, Journal of Education and Practice. This paper attempted to investigate the effects of integrating Peace Education into Nigeria educational system. Four research questions were designed for the study. The researcher designed an instrument tagged: Questionnaire on effect of Integrating Peace Education (QEIPE). The entire population of two hundred respondents spread across Secondary Schools and lecturers in higher institutions of learning in Ondo State were used as the sample for the study. A 20-item questionnaire structured on a 4-point scale was used for the collection of data. Mean and Standard deviation was used to answer the four research question generated from the study. The findings identified the inclusion of Peace Education in Nigerian School curriculum in order to reduce crime, violence and other social vices in Nigeria. The result of the study further revealed that there is no significant differences between Peace Education and Social Studies. The findings equally identified with the relevance effects of integrating Peace Education in the school curriculum on teachers and students. Based on these findings among others, it was recommended that training and retaining of teachers should be intensified to enable teachers acquire the skills and knowledge to use appropriate techniques and methods to effectively teach Peace Education. Also, while integrating Peace Education concepts, thematic approach in restricting the Social Studies curriculum in social studies and other related subjects should be reviewed in such a way that concepts that are relevant to Peace Education will be reflected and identified. [More] Descriptors: Peace, Teaching Methods, Questionnaires, Crime Polat, Soner; Arslan, Yaser; G√ɬºn√ɬßavdi, G …

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