Peace education

Page, James S. (2014) Peace education. In Phillips, D. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy, Volume II. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California, pp. 596-598.

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Peace education can be most simply thought of as educating students to create a more peaceful world. However, just as peace needs to be thought of as more than merely the absence of war, so too peace education needs to be thought of as being more than educating students to understand the importance of avoiding war. Peace is the presence of justice, and thus a fuller definition of peace education is educating students to create a more just and harmonious world. Peace education may thought of as having an international dimension, that is, educating for peace and social justice between nation-states; as having a domestic dimension, that is, educating for peace and social justice within societies, groups and families; and as having a personal dimension, that is, educating for peace and justice in our individual personal relationships and educating for inner peace. Moreover, many writers now also see peace education as encompassing our inter-relationship with our natural environment. All these dimensions of peace education can be seen to be inter-related...

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ID Code: 83777
Item Type: Reference Entry
ISBN: 9781452230894
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Sage Publications
Deposited On: 27 Apr 2015 01:13
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2015 19:08

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