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Empowering Teaching: Challenging Hierarchies For Social Justice (Book Review)

Marybeth Gasman reviews the new book, “Disrupting Hierarchy in Education: Students and Teachers Collaborating for Social Change,” observing that the editors draw on Freire’s work but are also critical of it. Unlike the well known author and theorist, they weave race into their analysis rather than dealing with it indirectly or centering class related issues primarily as Freire did.

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Mesa Técnica: El Recorrido de un Trabajo en Equipo por la Paz en la Ciudad de Ibague, Colombia

La mesa técnica de construcción de paz y convivencia escolar es un esfuerzo de un trabajo en equipo liderado por docentes orientadores de la ciudad de Ibagué, Colombia, mediante propuestas de proyectos en beneficio de las instituciones educativas enfocado al fortalecimiento del capital social de la ciudad. La mesa ha realizado en estos años de funcionamiento una cartografía social, estado del arte, aplicativo web para que los docentes implementen guías didácticas en sus asignaturas, un documento de lineamientos de política pública y la recolección de historias de vida sobre gestos de paz que ocurren en las instituciones educativas de la ciudad.

(Technical Table: The Journey of Teamwork for Peace in the City of Ibague, Colombia) The technical table for peace building and school coexistence is a team effort led by guidance teachers from the city of Ibagué, Colombia, through project proposals for the benefit of educational institutions focused on strengthening the social capital of the city. In these years of operation, the table has carried out a social cartography, state of the art, a web application for teachers to implement teaching guides in their subjects, a document of public policy guidelines and the collection of life stories about gestures of peace that occur in the city’s educational institutions.

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UNAOC welcomes new cohort of young peacebuilders for 7th edition of Peace Education Initiative

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) launched the 7th edition of its Young Peacebuilders (YPB) program, welcoming a cohort from Latin America and the Caribbean. The YPB program aims to create a global movement of young peacebuilders by providing them with the competencies to advance diversity and intercultural understanding.

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German President expresses support for ‘Imagine’ peace education project in Cyprus

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) as part of his state trip to Cyprus on February 12. According to a press release by the AHDR, the German President expressed his support for the ‘Imagine’ project and highlighted the value of peace education. ‘Imagine’ was launched in 2017 and has been instrumental in bridging the divides between the communities in Cyprus.

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Stories of Nonviolence from the Peripheries: The Experience of the Philippines (video)

“Stories of Nonviolence from the Peripheries: The Experience of the Philippines” is a captivating two-hour storytelling session that took place on January 30, 2024.  The event shed light on the transformative experiences of religious and community workers who have adeptly applied nonviolent strategies to navigate interpersonal, political, tribal, and inter-religious conflicts.

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