ERIC Number: EJ1022654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Toward a Critical Peace Education for Sustainability
Brantmeier, Edward J.
Journal of Peace Education, v10 n3 p242-258 2013
This article proposes the need for peace education as a field to embrace critical power analysis of place in efforts toward social and environmental sustainability. Rather than status quo reproduction, a critical peace education for sustainability should both elucidate and transform the power dynamics inherent in structural violence and cultural violence. The inherent rights of people, plants, and ecosystems to live with dignity and to prosper are proposed. Practically speaking, the article offers perspectives from a critical pedagogy of place and an earth connections curriculum unit as vehicles for transformative education.
Descriptors: Sustainability, Peace, Educational Needs, Critical Theory, Place Based Education, Violence, Power Structure, Instructional Design, Political Power, Environmental Education, Social Change
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