Month: March 2020

DePaul University seeks Term Faculty in Peace Studies

The Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies B.A. Program (PJC) at DePaul University invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Professional Lecturer to begin September 2020. Application deadline: May 15.

COVID-19: it’s time to rethink security

Will we learn now that militarized security systems do not and cannot provide human security? Will peace educators take up the opportunity to explore the alternative security systems that this crisis demands we consider?

1.37 billion students now home as COVID-19 school closures expand

As school closures impact nearly 80% of the world’s student population, UNESCO convened an online meeting of education ministers who shared information about measures deployed to support teachers, parents, and students in coping with home learning. They also pointed to emerging challenges that require global cooperation. 

The Nail Problem: Patriarchy and Pandemics

Many in peace and justice movements have called for using this critical time to reflect, plan and learn our way to a more positive future. One contribution we, peace educators might make to this process is reflection on the possibilities for alternative language and metaphors toward which peace linguists and feminists have long tried to persuade us to focus our attention.

Has the crash arrived?

What can we peace educators do to transform the global trauma of the coronavirus pandemic and the economic catastrophe it is initiating into a threshold point toward a transition to a culture of peace?

The Importance of Peace and Nuclear Weapons Education in Citizenship (CND Peace Education)

What would the verdict be if President Truman were put on trial for the atomic-bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? How would you act if you were a world leader during a nuclear weapons crisis? CND Peace Education engages thousands of school students across England via award-winning resources and support to empower young people with knowledge on peace and nuclear issues.

Climate change: educating students to fight the crisis

With the latest UN climate report containing worrying evidence that climate change is having a major effect on all aspects of the environment, how can teachers help children and adults to sort through the growing mass of information, avoid being overwhelmed, and come to an understanding of the challenges, and potential solutions, to what the UN Secretary-General has called “an existential crisis”?

Developing context-specific peace education initiatives with local communities: lessons from Bolivia

This article reports on an original participatory action research project designed to contextualize a peace education initiative with local communities in Bolivia. The case study is offered within a larger context of how the international community can work with the direct beneficiaries to co-develop peace and education-related initiatives that are responsive to the needs of the particular groups and contexts they are trying to affect.

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