Educating Youth for a World Beyond Violence: A Pedagogy for Peace

Educating Youth for a World Beyond Violence: A Pedagogy for Peace

by H. Shapiro


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In a time of unprecedented social and economic crisis, this book represents a challenge to the orthodoxy that shapes our vision of educational purpose. It argues that now, more than ever, there is a moral imperative for educators to assume responsibility for helping to bring about a culture of peace and non-violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230109339
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 01/19/2011
Series: Education, Politics and Public Life
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

H. SVI SHAPIRO Professor in theDepartment of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

1 Giving Peace a Chance 1

2 Truth and Violence 25

3 Undoing the Narrative of Competition 49

4 Justice Then Peace 75

5 The Violence of Invisibility 103

6 Violence and the Crisis of Meaning 129

7 Critical Citizenship 153

8 A Pedagogy of Peace 179

Appendix: Peace Organizations 207

Notes 219

Index 227

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Educating Youth for a World beyond Violence: A Pedagogy for Peace 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Christine7 More than 1 year ago
This is a must-read for anyone who believes that schools can do much more to educate children about social injustice, teaching tolerance and peace education, and other emotional intelligence elements that are important if we want to begin changing attitudes and perceptions, which will eventually lead to changed behavior. The author excels at explaining ideas and concepts in a new light--a real eye-opener. The book provides great suggestions on how schools can teach these important ideas in ways that students will truly learn about our world's problems, and how they can play a role in making lasting changes.