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ERIC Number: EJ815383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1740-0201
Educating for a Critically Literate Civil Society: Incorporating the Linguistic Perspective into Peace Education
Wenden, Anita L.
Journal of Peace Education, v4 n2 p163-180 Sep 2007
Despite the multifaceted role language plays in promoting direct and indirect violence, activities that would develop the linguistic knowledge and critical language skills for understanding how discourse shapes individual and group beliefs and prompts social action are conspicuously absent from peace education. This article aims to address this absence. It will present a framework for promoting critical language awareness, discuss its relevance to the preparation of critically literate citizens and suggest ways of incorporating it into programmes and curricula that educate for peace. (Contains 6 figures and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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