ERIC Number: EJ846817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
Imagining a World beyond Genocide: Teaching about Transitional Justice
Scarlett, Michael H.
Social Studies, v100 n4 p169-176 Jul-Aug 2009
The study of the ways in which societies emerging from violent conflict and repressive regimes achieve peace and reconciliation through forms of transitional justice, such as truth commissions, tribunals, systems of reparations, and memorialization of the past, offers an opportunity for secondary social studies teachers to address issues of human rights in a positive and humanizing way. In this article, the author provides a rationale for including the study of transitional justice in the secondary social studies curriculum along with suggestions for teaching it. He argues that the study of transitional justice presents opportunities for students to become morally inclusive in their thinking, engage in global democratic citizenship, and study critically important current events unfolding in their world.
Descriptors: Current Events, Democracy, Death, Educational Opportunities, Social Studies, Peace, Social Justice, Violence, Conflict, Secondary School Curriculum, Civil Rights, War, Barriers, Democratic Values, Thinking Skills
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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