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ERIC Number: ED516017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 246
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-2301-0933-0ISBN-978-0-2301-0933-9
Educating Youth for a World beyond Violence: A Pedagogy for Peace. Education, Politics and Public Life
Shapiro, H. Svi
Palgrave Macmillan
In a time of unprecedented social and economic crisis, this book represents a challenge to the orthodoxy that shapes the vision of educational purpose. It argues that now, more than ever, there is a moral imperative for educators to assume responsibility for helping to bring about a culture of peace and non-violence in both the nation and throughout the world as a whole. Shapiro has situated his vision of education in a broader quest for social and moral change. His framework is one rooted in the critical pedagogic tradition which sees education's primary purpose as nurturing democratic values, civic involvement, and a commitment to a more just and compassionate culture. The following chapters are included: (1) Giving Peace a Chance; (2) Truth and Violence; (3) The Violence of Invisibility; (4) Undoing the Narrative of Competition; (5) Justice then Peace; (6) Violence and the Crisis of Meaning; (7) Critical Citizenship; and (8) A Pedagogy of Peace.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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