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Behr, Hartmut; Megoran, Nick; Carnaffan, Jane – Journal of Peace Education, 2018
This article explores 'peace days' in English schools as a form of peace education. From a historical overview of academic discussions on peace education in the US and Great Britain since the First World War, we identify three key factors important for peace education: the "political" context, the "place" in which peace days…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peace, Politics of Education, War
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Darweish, Marwan; Mohammed, Maamoon Abdulsamad – Journal of Peace Education, 2018
The Kurdistan Regional Government has implemented a wide range of reforms in Iraqi Kurdistan's education system since its establishment in 2003. This qualitative study utilises critical discourse analysis to investigate the content of History Education (HE) textbooks (grades five to eight) and to assess how far peace education values and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Values, Peace
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Stura, Claudia; Johnston, Linda M. – Journal of Peace Education, 2018
Since sports are increasingly used a way to bring formerly conflicting parties together post-conflict, more work needs to be done to ensure that sports are actually conducted in a way that promotes peace rather than exacerbates the conflict. Since many sports-for-peace programs cross cultural boundaries, this exploratory study was conducted to…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Athletes, Peace, Ethics
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Zembylas, Michalinos – Journal of Peace Education, 2018
This paper focuses on the limitations of the Eurocentric modernist framework that undergirds Freirean theory and critical pedagogy in relation to critical peace education, highlighting in particular the contributions of post-colonial and decolonial thinking. The paper posits that critical approaches to peace education need to consider these…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Peace, Critical Theory, Race
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Kwon, Soonjung; Walker, David Ian; Kristjánsson, Kristján – Journal of Peace Education, 2018
The paper illustrates how a culture of violence is perpetuated and reproduced in South Korea through schooling and argues that peace education could help transform a culture of violence to a culture of peace. Critical ethnographic methods and a framework of peace education were applied to a sample of secondary schools in South Korea to argue that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Violence, School Culture, Peace
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Cunliffe, Rachel H. – Journal of Peace Education, 2017
Peace education provides for the development of knowledge, skills, and dispositions appropriate to effective peacebuilding. Therefore, the development of curriculum in degree programs which builds bridges by which students in conflict resolution/peace studies classrooms may cross over to the field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding may…
Descriptors: Peace, Teaching Methods, Outreach Programs, Curriculum Development
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Grau, Roser; García-Raga, Laura – Journal of Peace Education, 2017
Currently, there are many educational centres that demonstrate the need to promote initiatives to improve coexistence at school at the international level, especially in those located in contexts of social vulnerability. A socio-educational programme has been developed, applied and evaluated at a Singular Education Action Centre (Centro de Acción…
Descriptors: Peace, Teaching Methods, Generalization, Control Groups
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Sajjad, Fatima; Christie, Daniel J.; Taylor, Laura K. – Journal of Peace Education, 2017
The reported rise in radicalism among youth in Pakistan since 9/11/2001 has been attributed to religious education in "madrasas" and schools. However, education in Pakistan is only part of the historical and contemporary forces that contribute to the prevailing exclusivist religio-political discourse. Although most policy papers have…
Descriptors: Peace, Teaching Methods, World Views, Foreign Countries
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Golding, David – Journal of Peace Education, 2017
This paper intends to contribute to recent developments in the theory of critical peace education. The role of cosmopolitanism in critical peace education is examined, particularly in relation to universal moral inclusion, secularism and universalism. It is then recommended that critical peace education draw from post-universalist and dialogical…
Descriptors: Peace, Teaching Methods, Moral Values, Educational Philosophy
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Guilherme, Alexandre – Journal of Peace Education, 2017
According to Galtung, violence can be divided into two kinds: (i) direct violence, which is always physical in a wider sense (e.g. bodily harm or verbal abuse) or (ii) indirect violence that is either structural (i.e. the institution is structurally violent because it is organised so to privilege a group over others; e.g. a strict pyramidal…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Violence, Antisocial Behavior, Social Theories
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Loukaidis, Loizos; Zembylas, Michalinos – Journal of Peace Education, 2017
This paper explores the ways in which a group of primary school teachers in Cyprus interprets religious education and its contribution to peace. In particular, this phenomenological exploratory study: first, examines how teachers perceive religious education and whether this conceptualization is considered to be (in)compatible with peace in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Ethnic Groups, Conflict
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Vanner, Catherine; Akseer, Spogmai; Kovinthan, Thursica – Journal of Peace Education, 2017
Post-war education is usually considered a positive contributor to peacebuilding; however, it can also reinforce divisive perspectives. Textbooks and learning materials can be instrumental in maintaining or exacerbating existing inequalities. This paper uses case study literature reviews of Afghanistan, South Sudan and Sri Lanka to explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peace, Power Structure, Victims
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Szczepanska, Kamila – Journal of Peace Education, 2017
The centrality of atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japanese collective memory has been often perceived by the country's neighbours, i.e. the People's Republic of China and South Korea, as a pillar of the country's (alleged) "victim consciousness" and amnesia in regard to the suffering inflicted on others. For this reason, the…
Descriptors: War, Peace, Instructional Materials, History
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Gebregeorgis, Mehari Yimulaw – Journal of Peace Education, 2017
Textbooks are not only meant to deliver subject knowledge; they are also a medium to convey universal and community-specific values. Aiming to explore the social and emotional development goals of "English for Ethiopia Student Textbook Grade 9," this study reviews the content and activities of the textbook by searching for embedded peace…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Grade 9
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Lewsader, Joellen; Myers-Walls, Judith A. – Journal of Peace Education, 2017
Peace education has been offered to children for decades, but those curricula have been only minimally guided by children's developmental stages and needs. In this article, the authors apply their research on children's developmental understanding of peace along with peace education principles and Vygotsky's sociocultural theory to present…
Descriptors: Peace, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Child Development, Social Theories
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