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ERIC Number: EJ1110324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Violence in Schools: Perspectives (and Hope) from Galtung and Buber
Cremin, Hilary; Guilherme, Alexandre
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v48 n11 p1123-1137 2016
Research into violence in schools has been growing steadily at an international level, and has shown high degrees of violence at various different levels. Given the seriousness of the problem, finding ways of responding to this issue in schools becomes an imperative for educationists. In this article, we engage with this problem by defending the view that whilst violence might be endemic in schools, there are also real possibilities for working towards different ways of being in relationship in schools. Firstly, we discuss Galtung's understanding of violence and peace, paying particular attention to his concepts of "structural and cultural violence," "peacekeeping," "peacemaking" and "peacebuilding." Secondly, we connect Galtung's notions of peacemaking to Buber's philosophy of dialogue, in order to make a case for an "epistemological shift" which might enable individuals and communities to achieve "peace". Finally, we direct our argument to the education context and put forward some concrete proposals for peacemaking in schools.
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Language: English
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