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Peace Education

Setting the Scene

Authored by: Gavriel Salomon , Ed Cairns

Handbook on Peace Education

Print publication date:  September  2009
Online publication date:  February  2011

Print ISBN: 9780805862522
eBook ISBN: 9780203837993
Adobe ISBN: 9781136874529


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In this chapter, we want to discuss the scope and nature of peace education. What we hope to do is to suggest that, while peace education embraces many approaches from many academic backgrounds (and sometimes from none) and operates in many different contexts, this does not mean that peace education is an amorphous blob without shape or structure. Rather, we want to introduce a classification that we hope will assist other scholars who wrestle with the question “what is peace education?”

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