Comparative Education, Terrorism and Human Security: From Critical Pedagogy to Peacebuilding?

Comparative Education, Terrorism and Human Security: From Critical Pedagogy to Peacebuilding?

by W. Nelles (Editor)


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Comparative Education, Terrorism and Human Security: From Critical Pedagogy to Peacebuilding? by W. Nelles

Policy decisions in education have changed drastically as a result of the recent threats to our international and national security. In this timely and compelling collection, authors discuss the significance of policy decisions on education systems, and argue that all forms of violence, including terrorism, are often reproduced through education. Authors incorporate case studies from a broad spectrum of countries to make a case for peace-building alternatives and non-military security cooperation. Comparative Education, Terrorism and Human Security will highlight education systems around the globe that sustain violence, will bring together human security and preventive diplomacy research to predict future trends, will explore foreign policy implications that could lead to non-violent interventions abroad, and will provide teachers and policymakers with relevant reflections on reform. This book arrives at a time when many of us are wondering what education systems can do to eliminate/perpetuate violence and will be the only one of its kind to address these questions on a global scale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137280909
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/12/2012
Edition description: 2003
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Wayne Nelles, , CIP, Lima, Peru

Table of Contents

Introduction; W.Nelles PART ONE: THEORETICAL ISSUES Theoretical Issues and Pragmatic Challenges for Education, Terrorism and Security Research; W.Nelles Rethinking Human Vulnerability, Security, and Connection through Relational Theorizing; H.Ross Terrorism and the Pedagogy of Violence: A Critical Analysis; J.Nef PART TWO: AMERICA AND THE WORLD Doomed to Suspicion: A Qualitative Inquiry of Selected Middle Eastern Students on American Campuses after September 11, 2001; C.Culcer 9/11 and Civic Illiteracy; J.Marciano Cultural War through Sound Bytes: The Assault by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni on Critiques of U.S. Foreign and Military Policy Following September 11; S.McAninch PART THREE: SELECTED NATIONAL CASE STUDIES Communication and DAKWAH: Religious Learning Groups and Their Role in the Protection of Islamic Human Security and Rights for Indonesian Civil Society; A.F.Bakti Human Security and Education in a Conflict Society: Lessons from Northern Ireland; M.Cannon Education and Human Security in Sierra Leone: Discourses of Failure and Reconstruction; R.Krech & R.Maclure Education of a Non-State Nation: Reconstructing a University in the War Zone of Iraqi Kurdistan; S.Mojab & B.Hall PART FOUR: COMPARATIVE AND REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES The Changing Role of Education in a Post-September 11, 2001 World: Perspectives from East Africa, Taiwan, and the United States; S.Yao Cheng & W.J.Jacob Multiple Perspectives on Terrorism and Islam: Challenges for Educators in Egypt and the United States before/after September 11, 2001; M.Ginsburg & N.Megahed Systemic Higher Educational Crises, the Politics of Terrorism and International Assistance Programs in Post-Soviet Central Asia; M.S.Johnson PART FIVE: CONCLUSIONS Conclusions: Toward a New Critical Pedagogy in the Shadow of Perpetual War; W.Nelles

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