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Call for papers: Special issue of the Journal of Teaching in Higher Ed on conflict, peace and teaching in higher ed

This Special Issue is intended to interrogate the intersections between conflict, peace, and teaching in HE. The editors ask for manuscripts that critically examine the trends, challenges, oppositions, and possibilities of peace and justice within conflict zones as related to university teaching.

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Recasting the narrative of pro-Palestine student encampments: a commitment to nonviolent changemaking

The student encampments are not places of hate, they are places of love where nonviolence triumphs. Their demands target an end to violence, and their methods reflect the same intention. The students’ dedication to their cause through peaceful protest is a true commitment to activism through a lens of peace education.

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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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UNESCO study suggests universities should work harder at peacebuilding in East Africa

The UNESCO office in Nairobi and UNESCO’s Regional Bureau for Science in Africa’s study, ‘Higher Education, Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region’, stresses the urgency of higher education to produce knowledge that is relevant to address the root causes and challenges of peacebuilding in the region.

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“Colombian university campuses must be spaces for knowledge and the construction of peace”: Minister Aurora Vergara Figueroa

“In the National Government we are committed to building a culture of peace, through an exercise that must call on the entire society to overcome the cycles of violence that have generated injuries and pain for decades. We will continue to accompany the Educational Institutions Superior in the design and implementation of strategies, protocols and care and prevention routes against any type of violence on campus…” – Aurora Vergara Figueroa, Minister of Education

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