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Teaching peace to the military

Page, James S. (2007) Teaching peace to the military. Peace Review: a journal of social justice, 19(4), pp. 571-577.

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Abstract

One of the interesting challenges in teaching peace and conflict studies is the number of military personnel enrolling in such studies. Within this essay, I propose five overarching principles for teaching peace to the military, namely, 1) respect but do not privilege military experience, 2) emphasize the just war tradition, 3) students should be aware of the case for non-violence, 4) students ought to be encouraged to deconstruct and demythologize, and 5) recognize the value of military virtue. It is concluded that teaching peace to the military is important not merely because the military represents a key professional group, but that the task also assists in clarifying some of the complexities and ambiguities of peace education in general.

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ID Code: 7876
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: peace and conflict studies, military personnel, military establishment, the military, professional experience, military experience, military professionalsim, protection racket, sanctity of government, war as a social institution, military science, realist, idealist debate, civilian, military gap, nation, state, armed servants, respect, caring, nurturing, armed conflict, just war tradition, military virtue, military virtues, retirement syndrome, reflective practitioner, Dr James Smith Page, Dr James Page, Jim Page
DOI: 10.1080/10402650701681202
ISSN: 1469-9982
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified (130299)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > OTHER STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (169900) > Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified (169999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600) > Defence Studies (160604)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600) > International Relations (160607)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Taylor and Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 19(4):pp. 571-577.
Deposited On: 14 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:41

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