Peace Education In Conflict And Post-conflict Societies: Comparative Perspectives

Hardcover | March 15, 2009

EditorClaire McGlynn, Zvi Bekerman, Michalinos Zembylas

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While the number and range of international peace programmes continues to proliferate, there is a marked absence of interdisciplinary and comparative research to guide academic development and inform practice in this challenging arena. It is these deficits that the present volume aims to address. This collection of peace education efforts in conflict and post-conflict societies brings together an international group of scholars to offer the very latest theoretical and pedagogical developments for long term solutions.

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While the number and range of international peace programmes continues to proliferate, there is a marked absence of interdisciplinary and comparative research to guide academic development and inform practice in this challenging arena. It is these deficits that the present volume aims to address. This collection of peace education effo...

Claire McGlynn lectures at the School of Education, Queen’s University, Belfast. She edited Addressing Ethnic Conflict through Peace Education (with Zvi Bekerman, Palgrave Macmillan 2007). Michalinos Zembylas is Assistant Professor of Education at the Open University of Cyprus. He has published Teaching With Emotion (2005), Five Pedag...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:284 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:March 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230608426

ISBN - 13:9780230608429


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Table of Contents

Introduction--Claire McGlynn * PART I: Approaches to Peace Education: Comparative Lessons * Introduction to PART I--Tony Gallagher * Negotiating Cultural Difference in Divided Societies: An Analysis of Approaches to Integrated Education in Northern Ireland--Claire McGlynn * Grassroots Voices of Hope: Educators’ and Students’ Perspectives on Educating for Peace in Post-conflict Burundi--Elavie Ndura * The Emergence of Human Rights Eamidst Ethnic Conflict in the Dominican Republic--Monisha Bajaj and Cheila Valera * From Conflict Society to Learning Society: Lessons from the Peace Process in Northern Ireland--Paul Nolan * Peace, Reconciliation and Justice:  Delivering the Miracle in Post-apartheid Education--Pam Christie * PART II: Peace Education and Contact * Introduction to PART II--Zvi Bekerman * Social Context and Contact Hypothesis: Perceptions and Experiences of a Contact Programme for 10-11 Year Old Children in the Republic of Macedonia--Ana Tomovska * “Smoking Doesn’t Kill, It Unites!”: Cultural Meanings and Practices of “Mixing” at the Gymnasium Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina--Azra Hromadzic * The Cultural Psychology of American-based Coexistence Programs for Israeli and Palestinian Youth by Phillip L. Hammack * Towards the Development of a Theoretical Framework for Peace Education Using the Contact Hypothesis and Multiculturalism--Ulrike Niens * Promoting Reconciliation Through Community Relations Work: A Comparison Among Young People in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Vukovar, Croatia--Ankica Kosic and Jessica Senehi * PART III: Curriculum and Pedagogy * Introduction to PART III--Michalinos Zembylas * Inventing Spaces for Critical Emotional Praxis: The Pedagogical Challenges of Reconciliation and Peace--Michalinos Zembylas *Arab and Jewish Students’ Participatory Action Research at the University of Haifa: A Model for Peace Education--Tamar Zelniker, Rachel Hertz-Lazarowitz, Hilla Peretz, Faisal Azaiza, and Ruth Sharabany * Deliberative History Classes for a Post-conflict Society. Theoretical Development and Practical Implication Through International Education in United World College in Bosnia and Herzegovina--Pilvi Torsti and Sirkka Ahonen * "Yeah, It Is Important to Know Arabic- I Just Don't Like Learning It": Can Jews Become Bilingual in the Palestinian Jewish Integrated Bilingual Schools?--Zvi Bekerman * Teacher Preparation for Peace Education in South Africa and USA: Maintaining Commitment, Courage and Compassion--Candice C. Carter and Saloshna Vandeyar

Editorial Reviews

“There is no doubt that peace education is one of the most important challenges of the civilized world. This edited volume provides an important enlightenment of how to plan, construct and implement peace education. It tackles the mission from theoretical, pedagogical, empirical and contextual perspectives by offering real examples from different projects in such troubled spots like the Middle East, Cyprus, Northern Ireland, Burundi or Macedonia. The book is a must for practitioners and researchers who try to develop peace education in societies torn by vicious conflicts.”--Daniel Bar-Tal, Branco Weiss Professor of Research in Child Development and Education School of Education, Tel Aviv University  “At the 2007 World Congress of Comparative Education, attendees adopted a “Sarajevo Declaration on Education,” stating their commitment to “promote and foster among the educators and people of our regions the goal of living peacefully together through education and intercultural dialogue.” This edited volume provides critical insights concerning the challenges and opportunities for living up to the ambitious and important goal of this Declaration.”--Mark Ginsburg, Educational Quality Specialist, Academy for Educational Development (USA); Co-editor of Comparative Education Review“In a world where serious conflicts pose barriers to sustainable peace in many societies, the vision and work of education for a culture of peace is indispensable and urgent. This timely collection of case studies and critical analyses provides valuable and creative insights and lessons drawn from peace education initiatives in various social, political and intercultural contexts. It shares the commitment, hopes and inspiration of peace educators across diverse countries and regions.”--Toh Swee-Hin, Peace Education Commission, IPRA & Laureate, UNESCO Prize for Peace Education (2000)“This work is a very useful and important contribution to peace education. Scholars from Israel, Cyprus, and Belfast deal with the needs of those who teach in these fields both in situations of conflict as well as post conflict contexts. Educators need context based insights situated in research and this book does this very eloquently.”--Jagdish Gundara, Head of the International Centre for Intercultural Studies, Professor of Education at the University of London Institute of Education.Peace Education in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: Comparative Perspectives, has won the first annual CIES Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award.