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Schooling for violence and peace : how does peace education differ from ‘normal’ schooling?

Harber, Clive and Sakade, Noriko (2009) Schooling for violence and peace : how does peace education differ from ‘normal’ schooling? Journal of Peace Education, 6 (2). pp. 171-187. ISSN 1740-0201

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URL of Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17400200903086599

Identification Number/DOI: 10.1080/17400200903086599

This article reviews literature on the roles of schooling in both reproducing and actively perpetrating violence, and sets out an historical explanation of why schools are socially constructed in such a way as to make these roles possible. It then discusses notions of peace education in relation to one particular project in England before using empirical data from research on the project to examine contrasts between peace education approaches and ‘normal’ schooling from the viewpoints of project workers, pupils and teachers. It concludes that such contrasts and tensions do indeed exist and that this raises serious questions about the compatibility of peace education and formal schooling.

Type of Work:Article
Date:September 2009 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Social Sciences
Department:Department of Education and Social Justice
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Keywords:education, social justice, education and social justice, peace, schooling, evaluation, England, United Kingdom
Subjects:LB Theory and practice of education
HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
L Education (General)
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:Taylor & Francis
ID Code:594
Refereed:YES
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