Peace education

Page, James Smith (2010) Peace education. In Baker, Eva, McGaw, Barry, & Peterson, Penelope (Eds.) International Encyclopedia of Education, 3rd Edition. Elsevier, United Kingdom.

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There are various understandings of peace education. What might be called maximalist peace education refers to educating students towards personal fulfilment and the creation of a just and co-operative society. What might be called minimalist peace education refers to educating students to avoid war, militarism and arms races. Peace education is only now being formally accepted as an integral part of educational endeavour, and an important part of this acceptance is recognition in international pronouncements and instruments, emphasizing the importance of a culture of peace and the right to peace. In terms of methodology, peace education includes curriculum, structures and process, and personal leadership. This last element is clearly the most challenging of all.

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ID Code: 28731
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Encyclopedia article. Editors Eva Barber, Barry McGaw and Penelope Peterson.
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Keywords: peace education, global eduction, human rights education, international understanding, social justice, environmental education, social change
ISBN: 0080448933
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Elsevier
Deposited On: 23 Nov 2009 00:51
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 23:23

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