ERIC Number: EJ857230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
"Of, By, and For Are Not Merely Prepositions": Teaching and Learning Conflict Resolution for a Democratic, Global Citizenry
Wisler, Andria K.
Intercultural Education, v20 n2 p127-133 Apr 2009
Universities that promote a liberal education through creative, cross-cultural curriculum nurture the goals of democracy and assist students in becoming "citizens of the world." Democratic education for social justice and global consciousness are necessary tools in the peaceful transformation of today's violent conflicts, which now supersede national and cultural boundaries. This paper focuses on how a course in Conflict Resolution can assist a student's development of a democratic global consciousness. The author draws upon her experience as both a graduate student of peace and conflict studies and a professor of Conflict Resolution at a New York City university. Specifically, the article offers a framework for a transdisciplinary conflict resolution education that is cosmopolitan and promotes social justice.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Democracy, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Citizenship Education, General Education, Higher Education, Citizenship
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York