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ERIC Number: ED479044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Education, Schooling, and the Prospects of Global Peace.
Sineshaw, Tilahun
The questions of whether international terrorism could be controlled only through waging war, what institutions could be enlisted in the service of creating sustainable global peace, and could there be viable measures taken to undercut potential sources of global terror are questions posed in this paper. It does not offer complete answers to these questions, but it seeks to draw people's attention to a direction leading to proper reflection. The paper discusses the social ideas of Peter L. McLaren, Lev Vygotsky, and Paulo Freire. It provides readers with a brief summary of a localized and personal narrative of the author's experiences in Ethiopia in the 1970s and 1980s. It suggests that it is hard to accept the proposition that war alone would serve as the instrument of creating peace, particularly under circumstances of fighting global terror. The paper discusses the New Global Forum (NGF), a forum that utilizes new pedagogical approaches to global peace. It states that one institution that needs to be reinvented in the contemporary world is the school, both traditional and modern. Implicit in this suggestion is a call for a different kind of school that encourages diversity and creativity and not mere conformity. The paper concludes by providing a brief outline of the NGF, including some of the characteristics that it should embody. (BT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia