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Reimer, Kristin Elaine – Journal of Peace Education, 2019
The practice and popularity of restorative justice (RJ) in education has been growing in recent years. RJ can be understood in dramatically different ways by those implementing it. For some, RJ is about creating an environment of and for student engagement that challenges traditional systems of discipline and facilitates learning. For others, RJ…
Descriptors: Peace, Justice, Teaching Methods, Interpersonal Relationship
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Sen, Abdulkerim – Journal of Peace Education, 2019
In response to the United Nation's (UN) Decade for Human Rights Education initiative, the Turkish Ministry of National Education changed the title of citizenship education courses from 'Citizenship Studies' to 'Citizenship and Human Rights Education' in 1995. However, this curriculum reform was overshadowed by the rise to power of a political…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Military Training, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development
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Romero-Amaya, Daniela – Journal of Peace Education, 2019
This paper draws from "Silencios" -- a photography series by the Colombian artist Juan Manuel Echavarría. "Silencios" comprises more than 120 portrayals of abandoned schools due to armed conflict in Los Montes de María, Colombia. Sharing Echeverría's belief that 'these chalkboards have lessons to tell us about war', the author…
Descriptors: Peace, Memory, Foreign Countries, Photography
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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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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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Carmel, Rivi; Yochanna, Miri – Journal of Peace Education, 2018
This paper describes an educational intervention program between 12 Arab and 12 Jewish students who were studying to become teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Israel. The study reports on the ways in which the program impacted the participants, and focuses on the role of English, the Lingua Franca and language of communication, in…
Descriptors: Arabs, Jews, Intervention, English (Second Language)
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Clarke-Habibi, Sara – Journal of Peace Education, 2018
What does it mean to educate for peace after witnessing one's community being devastated by war? And what impact, if any, does educating for peace have amidst the complexity of post-war reconstruction? To explore these questions, a phenomenological study was conducted in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2012 with eight ethnically diverse educators who…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Peace, Teaching Methods, Conflict
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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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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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Williams, Hakim Mohandas Amani – Journal of Peace Education, 2017
Zero tolerance, punitive, and more negative peace-oriented approaches dominate school violence interventions, despite research indicating that comprehensive approaches are more sustainable. In this article, I use data from a longitudinal case study at a Trinidadian secondary school to focus on the role of teachers and their impact on school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Violence, Peace, Intervention
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