ERIC Number: EJ722644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Implementing Community Peace and Safety Networks in South Africa
Jones, Tricia S.
Theory Into Practice, v44 n4 p345-354 2005
Peace education initiatives often import American models and techniques without careful consideration of their fit with existing sociohistorical contexts, indigenous cultures, and necessary links to community. This article describes a 2-year project that instituted school- and community-based mediation programs as Community Peace and Safety Networks in the Gauteng region of South Africa. Qualitative research processes were used to conduct needs assessments and develop cultural sensitivity that increased the success of the project. The potential role of formative and summative evaluation research to enhance respect for context, culture and community are discussed in relation to peace education efforts.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluation Research, Summative Evaluation, Qualitative Research, Peace, African Culture, Cultural Awareness, Needs Assessment, Cultural Relevance, Information Networks
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa