Rethinking peace education

Authored by: Alicia Cabezudo , Magnus Haavelsrud

Handbook of Peace and Conflict Studies

Print publication date:  February  2007
Online publication date:  March  2007

Print ISBN: 9780415396653
eBook ISBN: 9780203089163
Adobe ISBN: 9781134154814


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This chapter will discuss three components within which major choices are made in designing peace education practice. Peace education will be discussed in terms of its content and communication form in relation to the contextual conditions within which the educational action takes place. Choices made in these two components are decisive in defining the substance of any education – including education for peace. Differing conceptions of the substance of peace education are related to the implicit or explicit choices made within each component.

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