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Coy, Patrick G.; Hancock, Landon E. – Journal of Peace Education, 2010
Peace and conflict studies courses are seldom seen by faculty curriculum committees and university administrators as deserving to be part of their institution's liberal arts education requirements. We show that this unfortunate tendency is rooted in a lack of understanding of not only the compatibility between the two but of their quite…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Instructional Design, Teaching Methods, Conflict
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McGlynn, Claire – Journal of Peace Education, 2010
The Peace Education Special Interest Group of AERA had a very successful AERA Annual Meeting in San Diego in April 2009. There were a total of seven sessions, including two paper sessions, two interactive symposia, two roundtable sessions and a business meeting. The program began with an interactive symposium by Irene Zoppi, Brecken Swartz and…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Military Schools, Peace, Gender Differences
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Andersson, Irene; Johansson, Roger – Journal of Peace Education, 2010
This article profiles Swedish professor Ake Bjerstedt and discusses his contributions to the field of peace education. Bjerstedt helped history researchers a great deal by writing bibliographies like "Educating towards a culture of peace. A select bibliography focusing on the last 25 years", 2001, and by keeping a well organized archive…
Descriptors: Peace, Profiles, College Faculty, Teaching Methods
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Vonhm Benda, Ebenezer Mainlehwon – Journal of Peace Education, 2010
In March of 2009, the author decided to establish the Center for Peace Education (CPE) in Liberia solely dedicated to promoting a non-violent culture by imbuing students with the skills, knowledge, and attitude needed to peacefully coexist. To begin the process of building a culture of peace, in April of 2009, CPE conducted a baseline survey in 14…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Violence, Peace, Foreign Countries
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Toh, Swee-Hin – Journal of Peace Education, 2010
From July 6th to 10th, 2010, International Peace Research Association (IPRA) held its biennial conference at the University of Sydney in Australia. Hosted by the University's Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies and coordinated by Jake Lynch and a team of dedicated staff and volunteers, the conference featured seven plenary panels and many…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Peace, Foreign Countries, Conflict Resolution
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Tomovska, Ana – Journal of Peace Education, 2010
The contact hypothesis has arguably been the leading theoretical paradigm for educational interventions in divided societies. However most of the studies with children have been quantitative, focusing on contact outcomes and failing to take account of children's views. Therefore this paper presents the findings of a qualitative study of…
Descriptors: Peace, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research
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Jenkins, Kathy; Jenkins, Bertram – Journal of Peace Education, 2010
Bougainville is a post-conflict society where armed violence ceased in 2001. For Bougainville to sustain a peaceful future, its development must be based upon politically, economically, socially and ecologically just practices. A peace education curriculum is one way through which this goal could be achieved. Consequently this paper describes how…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Professional Development, Cooperative Learning, Peace
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Mizzi, Robert – Journal of Peace Education, 2010
Expressions of homo/transphobia continue to rupture and sometimes even erase the lives of persons with sexual/gender identity-difference across the globe. Despite this, experiences with violence of this nature largely go unexamined in peace education scholarship. In order to begin a discussion about sexuality/gender identity-difference within a…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Peace, Organizational Change, Sexuality
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Burks, Douglas J. – Journal of Peace Education, 2010
This study reports on a study of student attitudes towards war. To study the impact that the type of university attended has on a student's level of support for war and attitudes towards war a 15-question survey on moral disengagement in support of military actions based on one developed by McAlister was given to college students attending Quaker,…
Descriptors: College Students, Catholics, Student Attitudes, Universities
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Yogev, Esther – Journal of Peace Education, 2010
In Israel, changes in history teaching and the publication of new history textbooks in recent years triggered a stormy public controversy that went far beyond the content of the books themselves. The disputes over how history should be taught revealed the state of transition that had characterized Israeli society since the beginning of the 1990s.…
Descriptors: Jews, Textbooks, Peace, Memory
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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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Trinder, Margot; Wertheim, Eleanor H.; Freeman, Elizabeth; Sanson, Ann; Richardson, Shanel; Hunt, Sue – Journal of Peace Education, 2010
This study evaluated the Enhancing Relationships in School Communities (ERIS) Project which aimed to promote constructive conflict resolution (CR) in Australian primary school communities through professional development for core teams of three-five staff (n = 33 teachers). Twelve schools were randomly assigned to a full intervention (FI) group or…
Descriptors: Intervention, Conflict, School Support, Conflict Resolution
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Bajaj, Monisha – Journal of Peace Education, 2010
This article examines the similarities and differences of the fields of Gandhian studies and peace education through an exploration of their content, institutional development, and globalization since the mid-twentieth century. The methods utilized include document review of syllabi and course descriptions in Gandhian studies and peace education,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Global Approach, Peace, Course Descriptions
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Turnuklu, Abbas; Kacmaz, Tarkan; Gurler, Selma; Turk, Fulya; Kalender, Alper; Zengin, Feza; Sevkin, Burcak – Journal of Peace Education, 2010
The effectiveness of conflict resolution and peer mediation (CRPM) training among 10- and 11-year-old elementary school students was examined. The CRPM training program consisted of skills, such as understanding the nature of interpersonal conflicts, communication, anger management, negotiation and peer mediation. The research was carried out…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Quasiexperimental Design, Conflict Resolution, Peer Mediation
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Wisler, Andria K. – Journal of Peace Education, 2010
Using the central concept of "peace knowledge", this article suggests that such knowledge is one part of a region's intangible, intellectual heritage that constitutes its ways of knowing and living, necessary for its own creation and sustainability of a culture of peace. During the sustained fieldwork of the author, peace knowledge was…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Peace, Phenomenology, Foreign Countries
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