Peace Education and Conflict Resolution: a Critical Review

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Ali Askerov, Director of Graduate Study (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This article critically discusses peace education and its role in conflict resolution. Peaceeducation is a powerful tool for social and personal change. The basic assumption about peaceeducation is that the more people study and learn, the more capable they are to address issues andproblems peacefully on different levels. The need for peace education exists in every aspect ofour social lives. Also, it calls for a new awareness of how people think and tell their stories,which involve a highly developed sense of self and other. It deals with the movement fromviolence to nonviolence, which is tightly related to the process of learning and awareness. Ispeace education, then, for everybody regardless of age, gender, social status, race, religion andethnicity? This article is a critical analysis of peace education and the role it plays or may play inconflict resolution.

Additional Information

Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, 3(1)
Language: English
Date: 2010
peace, education, change, nonviolence, resolution

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