Peace Education

Announcing a new partnership between the Global Campaign for Peace Education, In Factis Pax and Information Age Publishing. Read more here.


The editors of this series welcome manuscripts that address how peace education provides information about the roots of conflicts and strategies for peace. Peace education is an important part of peace-building, which helps avoid major conflicts by building a culture of peace through generating peaceful attitudes, dispositions, values, behaviors, action-orientations, and social structures. Books in this series will address how education can contribute to building a culture of peace by teaching: tolerance; diversity affirmation; common understanding; intercultural empathy; reconciliation; renewal; compassion; conflict management skills; and a variety of nonviolent, peace-building skills.

The editors welcome studies from a wide variety of disciplines—curriculum theory, educational psychology, history, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology of education, teacher education, comparative and international education, critical theory, cultural studies, language education, feminist studies, religious studies, and environmental education.

In our times, peace education efforts can be positive, integrative, restorative, generative, and transformative. In other words, rather than defining peace education in the negative such as education for the elimination of violence, peace education efforts can be understood in the positive as creative, generative efforts that integrate knowledge and action, that integrate differences in ways that both honor diversity and establish common ground. Peace education works on bringing people together. This series on peace education hopes to illuminate the problems, challenges, and rewards associated with using educational means to diminish/eliminate and avoid conflicts. How effective is peace education in bringing about peace? What are its strengths and weaknesses as a strategy to achieve peace? How is peace education carried out in different venues—colleges, schools, and community groups? How is peace taught in different cultures? The editors welcome manuscripts about war and peace and other peace studies themes that exhibit a clear connection to teaching and learning for solutions to promoting harmony and to building a peaceful world.

Example of possible titles are:

• Promoting Peace Language Education for a Peaceful World
• Voices and Actions of Peace from Youth
• Integrating Peace Education in Teacher Education
• Transforming Higher Education for Peace-Building
• Disarmament Education and Demilitarization Education: Past, Present and Future
• The Teaching of Love, Peace and Wisdom: A New Understanding of World Religions
• Leaders of Peace Education: Leadership for Transformation
• Creative Peace Education in Elementary Schools
• Creative Peace Education in Secondary Schools
• Peace Education & Environmental Sustainability
• Inner Peace: The New Role of Education for Peace-Building
• Cyber Peace: Technology as a Means for Peace Education
• Critical Pedagogy as Peace Education
• Cultural Variations of Peace Education
• Peace Education: Resilience and Reconciliation

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