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ERIC Number: EJ1139669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1745-4999
Social Media as Space for Peace Education: Conceptual Contours and Evidence from the Muslim World
Naseem, M. Ayaz; Arshad-Ayaz, Adeela; Doyle, Sophie
Research in Comparative and International Education, v12 n1 p95-109 Mar 2017
In this research, we present a conceptual framework to examine the potential of social media as an educational space for peace education. In particular, we examine the characteristics and dynamics of social media that set it apart from other traditional media and educational spaces. Specifically, we conceptualize features of social media such as: social media as "knowledge commons"; imagined communities of purpose; public and private voice; civic engagement; and the experts' gaze. Finally, we provide empirical and discursive evidence from social media in the Muslim world with specific examples from the Pakistani blogosphere in support of the conceptual framework drawn earlier.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan
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