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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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Stoskopf, Alan; Bermudez, Angela – Journal of Peace Education, 2017
In this paper we examine how the Abolition Movement's approach to non-violent resistance has been silenced in four American history textbooks. Despite extensive research that reveals an extensive network of groups dedicated to the peaceful abolishment of slavery little of this historical record is included in the textbooks. Instead, a skewed…
Descriptors: United States History, Peace, Teaching Methods, Activism
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Standish, Katerina – Journal of Peace Education, 2016
This is the pilot study for the Peace Education Curricular Analysis Project--a project that seeks to become a longitudinal and global analysis of national curriculum statements for pro-peace values. National education as a system of organized learning can act as a transmission belt--a cultural institution that assigns communal ideals and values…
Descriptors: Peace, Teaching Methods, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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Aslan, Canan; Kepenekci, Yasemin Karaman; Güldenoglu, Bilge Nur Dogan; Karagül, Sedat – Journal of Peace Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to reveal how the concept of peace is addressed in the national award-winning novels written for secondary school students within the Republic of Turkey. Data for this study was obtained from child and youth literature award organizations, associations and publishers within Turkey. Each group which was researched has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peace, Novels, Awards
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Nygren, Thomas – Journal of Peace Education, 2016
According to national and international guidelines, schools should promote historical thinking and foster moral values. Scholars have debated, but not analysed in depth in practice, whether history education can and should hold a normative dimension. This study analyses current human rights education in two Swedish senior high school groups, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Civil Rights, Social Studies
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Carter, Candice C. – Journal of Peace Education, 2013
This article reviews restorative practices (RP) as education in formal and informal contexts of learning that are fertile sites for cultivating peace. Formal practices involve instruction about response to conflict, while informal learning occurs beyond academic lessons. The research incorporated content analysis and a critical examination of the…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Interpersonal Relationship, Peace, Informal Education
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Firer, Ruth – Journal of Peace Education, 2013
"To Obey or Disobey" should be a life question for all free people, but for the Israelis, who are in intractable war with their neighbors while facing constant rifts among themselves, it is a concrete problem they have to face every day. Therefore, the research question posed by this article is: How is obedience of laws or military…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, War, Civics, World History
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Haavelsrud, Magnus; Stenberg, Oddbjorn – Journal of Peace Education, 2012
Eleven articles on peace education published in the first volume of the Journal of Peace Education are analyzed. This selection comprises peace education programs that have been planned or carried out in different contexts. In analyzing peace pedagogies as proposed in the 11 contributions, we have chosen network analysis as our method--enabling…
Descriptors: Network Analysis, Peace, Content Analysis, Literature Reviews
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Zamir, Sara – Journal of Peace Education, 2012
The aim of this research has been to evaluate the contribution of the emerging Israeli genre of bilingual literature, Arabic and Hebrew, to peace education. Since Israeli society is a multicultural one comprised of two nations, Arabs and Jews who live in an environment of conflict, one must regard those textbooks as political socialization agents.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Jews, Arabs, Semitic Languages
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Karaman-Kepenekci, Yasemin – Journal of Peace Education, 2010
Children's rights are legally protected benefits for children to develop physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and morally with freedom and honor in a healthy and normal way. It is important that children know the rights they have. Works of high quality children's literature ensure the socialization of children by making them understand or…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Childrens Rights, Foreign Countries, Child Welfare
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Engstrom, Craig – Journal of Peace Education, 2009
Seeds of Peace is a nongovernmental organization that annually brings together children from the Middle East and various other regions of conflict for a summer camp experience in the woods of Maine, USA. It also operates coexistence centers throughout the world. Founded in 1993, the organization has gained worldwide acclaim for its peace education…
Descriptors: Resident Camp Programs, Fantasy, Conflict, Rhetorical Criticism
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Montgomery, Ken – Journal of Peace Education, 2006
This paper examines the ways in which high school Canadian history textbooks authorized from 1945 to the present have represented national participation in wars and peace-making/keeping operations. I explore how national mythologies of Canada as a kinder, more tolerant, or less violent national body permeate the narratives of national history…
Descriptors: Altruism, Textbooks, Foreign Countries, History Instruction
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Kepenekci, Yasemin Karaman – Journal of Peace Education, 2005
The aim of the research is to examine the effectiveness of Civics and Human Rights Education courses taught in primary schools in Turkey. The criteria for the effectiveness of the courses are determined as "content", "educational activities", "teaching methods", "educational materials", and "evaluation…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis
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Biaggio, Angela; De Souza, Luciana; Martini, Rosa – Journal of Peace Education, 2004
This study investigated attitudes towards peace, war and violence in students from five countries: Brazil, Chile, Germany, Portugal, and the USA. The total sample consisted of 171 male and female adolescents and adults. An 11-item questionnaire about peace, war and violence was developed. The data were submitted to content analysis by groups of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Student Attitudes, Peace