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ERIC Number: ED480127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 28
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Peace Education Evaluation.
Harris, Ian M.
Peace education refers to formal school-based and informal community education programs that teach about the dangers of violence and alternatives to violence. This paper explains some problems associated with the evaluation of peace education programs. These problems include analyzing the multifaceted causes of violence and the complexities of strategies geared to reduce violence. Difficulties in constructing rigorous followup studies with participants in peace education programs make it hard to determine if graduates of those programs transfer their learning to the real world and act in ways that contribute to the creation of peaceful cultures. Peace educators should avoid extravagant claims that their efforts stop violence. The effectiveness of peace education cannot be judged by whether it brings peace to the world, but rather by the effect it has on students thought patterns, attitudes, behaviors, values, and knowledge stock. (Contains 45 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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