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ERIC Number: EJ821568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1740-0201
Incremental Understandings: Warblogs and Peaceblogs in Peace Education
Oravec, Jo Ann
Journal of Peace Education, v1 n2 p225-238 Jan 2004
Peaceblogs and warblogs are kinds of "weblogs", chronological streams of hyperlinks and related diary-like narratives. Many thousands of weblogs emerged in the past several years, providing frequently updated analysis and commentary on various issues along with a personal, human-scale perspective. Weblogs emphasizing peace and war issues have been generated by participants in conflict as well as observers. Through reading and constructing weblogs, students can obtain some critical distance on day-to-day events--which can be of special value during wartime. The article analyzes the emerging forms that weblogs are taking and outlines their use both for instructors and students in peace education settings. For example, those who construct peaceblogs often take responsibility for seeking out useful peace-related sources and providing critiques. Weblogs as a genre provide support for the development of individual voices and can be used in conjunction with various face-to-face and online forums for discussion and interaction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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