PEACE EDUCATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION: A CRITICAL REVIEW Print

Ali Askerov

 
Abstract 
This article critically discusses peace education and its role in conflict resolution. Peace education is a powerful tool for social and personal change. The basic assumption about peace education is that the more people study and learn, the more capable they are to address issues and problems peacefully on different levels. The need for peace education exists in every aspect of our social lives. Also, it calls for a new awareness of how people think and tell their stories, which involve a highly developed sense of self and other. It deals with the movement from violence to nonviolence, which is tightly related to the process of learning and awareness. Is peace education, then, for everybody regardless of age, gender, social status, race, religion and ethnicity? This article is a critical analysis of peace education and the role it plays or may play in conflict resolution. 
 
Key Words: peace, education, change, nonviolence, resolution 

Ali Askerov teaches conflict resolution at the University of Winnipeg

Cite this article:
Askerov Ali . Peace Education and Conflict Resolution: A Critical Review. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.3, no.1:5-35, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2010-no1-art01

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2010-no1-art01

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