Peace Education, 3d ed.

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About the Book

Now in its third edition, Peace Education provides a comprehensive approach to educating for a just and sustainable future. It begins with religious and historical trends that have molded our understanding of “peace” and then presents a variety of ways to practice peace education in schools and communities, and explains how it can motivate students. The teaching and practice of peace education provides a basis of valuable knowledge about resolving conflicts and transforming violence without the use of force.
Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

About the Author(s)

Ian M. Harris was a professor of education policy and community studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Now retired, he lives in Walnut Creek, California.
Mary Lee Morrison is the founder and director emeritus of Pax Educare, the Connecticut Center for Peace Education in Hartford, Connecticut. She lives in Hartford.

Bibliographic Details

Ian M. Harris and Mary Lee Morrison
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 292
Bibliographic Info: notes, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7246-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0177-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments vii

Foreword by Tony Jenkins 1

Introduction     3

1. What Is Peace Education?     11


1. What Is Peace Education? 11

2. Religious and Historical Concepts of War, Peace and Peace Education 39

3. The Practice of Peace Education: What Does It Look Like? Types of Peace Education 69

4. Peace Education as Transformative and Empowering 88

5. Getting Started: First Steps in Educating for Peace 110

6. Essential Concepts for the Teaching of Peace 133

7. The Hows of Peace Education: From Philosophy to Practice 164

8. Foundations for Educating for Peace: Human Development, Families and the Contributions of Feminist Educators 182

9. Some Challenges and Effective Responses 200

Conclusion: Values and Visions for a More Hopeful and Interdependent World 227

Appendix: Standards for Peace Education by Candice Carter 247

Chapter Notes 254

Bibliography 270

Index 281

Book Reviews & Awards

“Recommended”—Choice; “valuable…breaks fresh ground in educational reform”—Library Journal; “invaluable tool for peace education and a significant contribution to the field; extensively detailed…an essential work…. All peace educators owe these wise and experienced authors a debt of thanks for this highly instructive practice of regular updating of this basic text”—Global Campaign for Peace Education; “an excellent tool for community education teachers, church leaders, community activists and concerned citizens”—Community Education Today; “provides insight into how education, citizenship, environmental and sustainability education, and violence prevention can help lead nations to peaceful resolutions”—ARBA; “essential…helpful…a work of timely and lasting value”—Quaker Life; “a primer for the philosophy and practice of peacemaking and reconciliation”—Catholic Library World; “an essential primer for peace educators, particularly those interested in linking classroom learning with social action in meaningful ways.”—Monisha Bajaj, Columbia University; “An essential foundation…a bedrock for peace studies at all levels.”—Candice C. Carter, peace educator; “This comprehensive work is both an excellent place to begin your peace education journey as well as a valuable resource for experienced practitioners.”—Priscilla Prutzman, Executive Director Creative Response to Conflict; “a valuable and worthwhile contribution to the field of global cooperation and nonviolence…a valuable contribution to peace literature”—Peace & Change; “a solid overview”—Journal of Peace Research; “useful”—Teachers College Record; “useful guide to education for peace consciousness”—The Journal of Negro Education; “a great resource for teachers interested in peace studies”—Teaching Tolerance; “a detailed examination…well suited for use at both high school and college levels…contains a wealth of supplementary material”—New Pages; “presents the goals and key issues of peace education”—PRC Newsletter; “provides a good solid overview”—Midwest Book Review.