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ERIC Number: EJ1113825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-3446
The Restorative and Transformative Power of the Arts in Conflict Resolution
Bang, April Hyoeun
Journal of Transformative Education, v14 n4 p355-376 Oct 2016
The discipline of the arts has much to contribute to the field of conflict resolution. This article broadly investigates how artistic engagement facilitates transformative learning and the development of skills and capacities for more constructive engagement with conflict. Many scholar practitioners have acknowledged the widespread use of arts-based approaches to peace-building and conflict resolution. While it is important to know what forms of arts-based approaches are utilized today, more empirical work is needed to explain and evaluate "how" engagement with the arts could foster cooperative relationships and more constructive engagement with conflict even in contexts of intractable conflict. An initial review of the literature, alongside examples of practice and personal reflections, highlights the restorative and transformative power of the arts to foster new perspectives, enhanced capacities for more constructive engagement with conflict, and ultimately, cooperative relationships.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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