Critical Peace Education

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September 2012



Forward-thinking pedagogues as well as peace researchers have, in recent decades, cast a critical eye over teaching content and methodology with the aim of promulgating notions of peace and sustainability in education. This volume gives voice to the reflections of educational theorists and practitioners who have taken on the task of articulating a 'curriculum of difference' that gives positive voice to these key concepts in the pedagogical arena. Here, contributors from around the world engage with paradigm-shifting discourses that reexamine questions of ontology and human subjectivity-discourses that advocate interdisciplinarity as well as the reformulation of epistemological boundaries. Deconstructing the origins and limits of human knowledge and learning, the book affords educators the opportunity to identify and express common elements of the subjects taught and studied in educational institutions, elements that facilitate students' apprehension of peace and sustainability.With penetrating analysis of contemporary issues in the field, this volume introduces a range of fresh theoretical approaches that extend the boundaries of peace education, which is broadly defined as promoting the responsible, equitable and sustainable co-existence of differing human communities. In doing so, the chapters show how we can improve our lives as well as our chances of survival as a species by acknowledging the importance of shared human aspirations that cut across borders, of genuinely listening to alternative voices and opinions, of challenging the ubiquitous, socially constructed historical narratives that define human relations only in terms of power. Charged with vitality and originality, this new publication is a critical examination of issues central to the development and utility of global education.


Meditating on the Barricades: Concerns, Cautions and Possibilities for Peace Education for Political Efficacy, Betty Reardon.
The Cold Peace, Michael A. Peters and James Thayer.
Re-imag(e)ining the Cosmopolitical: Deconstructing the Other, Bryan A. Wright.
The Transformative Power of Engaged Thinking for Peace Education, Robert Gould.
Critical Pedagogy and Peace Education: Understanding Violence, Human Rights, and the Historical Project of Militant Peace, Panayota Gounari.
Cosmology, Context, and Peace Education: A View From War Zones, Michael G. Wessells.
Critical Emotional Praxis: Rethinking Teaching and Learning About Trauma and Reconciliation in Schools, Mychalinos Zembylas.
What you see depends where you stand: Critical anticolonial perspectives on Genocide Education addressing the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, Lisa K. Taylor, Marie-Jolie Rwigema, Sollange Ssuter Umwali.
Forging a Constellation, Re-covering A Space of Memory Beyond Reconciliation and Consternation, Mario Di Paolantonio.
The Road to Inclusion: Citizenship and Participatory Action Research as a Means of Redressing "Otherness" Among Homeless Youth, David Alan Goldberg.
Dialogical Hospitality as a Habitat for Peace, Francois Mifsud.

EAN: 9789048139446
ISBN: 9048139449
Untertitel: Difficult Dialogues. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2012
Seitenanzahl: XX
Format: gebunden
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