Peace education includes lessons about conflict sources, transformation, and resolution. While featuring field-based examples in multiple disciplines, including political science, anthropology, communication, psychology, sociology, counseling, law, and teacher training, this book presents real cases of conflict work. The contributors explain the concepts underlying conflict transformation and the strategies that have been adapted for professional practice. They also describe formal peace education with university students in different fields of study and informal learning of adults in community settings.
Candice C. Carter is an associate professor at the University of North Florida. Her research and scholarship topics include: conflict transformation, peace policy, multicultural education, history/social studies instruction, citizenship education, peace education, peace through the arts, peace literature, and teacher training. She serves in many international and national peace, education, and policy organizations. Dr. Carter designs and facilitates peace education programs in all levels of education, including the interdisciplinary Conflict Transformation Program at the University of North Florida.
"Peace is the cornerstone of our survival as humans. It is imperative for PEACE to have a prominent place in education. The book Conflict Resolution and Peace Education provides this supreme human value a status in learning." - Desmond M. Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town / Peace Prize Nobel Laureate
"The message of this important book is already in the fine front cover: from many roots, academic disciplines and human experience all over, comes a solid stem with many branches in all directions, all kinds of conflicts and cooperation - and the blossoming: positive peace." - Johan Galtung, Professor of Peace Studies and Founder of TRANSCEND: A Peace Development Environment Network