This handbook encompasses a range of disciplines that underlie the field of peace education and provides the rationales for the ways it is actually carried out . The discipline is a composite of contributions from a variety of disciplines ranging from social psychology to philosophy and from communication to political science. That is, peace education is an applied subject which is practiced in differing ways, but must always be firmly based on a range of established empirical disciplines.
The volume is structured around contributions from expert scholars in various fields that underpin peace education, plus contributions from experts in applying peace education in a range of settings, all complemented by chapters which deal with issues related to research and evaluation of peace education.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 359
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm
"Anyone desiring to learn more about peace studies will benefit from reading all of the chapters in the Handbook. It provides an excellent overview of the current state of peace education and is well referenced. ... The Handbook is an important resource for all interested in the study of peace, violence, and conflict. It is certainly a text that will stimulate discussion among peace educators and covers a range of topics from teaching tolerance and critical thinking in schools to working toward reconciliation and healing following genocide. ... It is an important text not only for educators but also for clinicians, humanitarian aid workers, activists within the community, policy makers, and anyone interested in building more peaceful communities." - Linda M. Woolf in PsycCRITIQUES
"In today's world more than any other time in history, peace education could make a profound difference in the lives people live. This fundamental resource maps what we know, what we can do, and what we have yet to find out." - David Perkins, Ph.D., Senior Co-director, Harvard Project Zero, Senior Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA