Opinion

Objects, Memory, and Peacebuilding

There is no single truth about the past. However, as Rei Foundation scholar Dody Wibowo argues, we are at times exposed to and asked to believe in a single definitive version of history. Using the lens of peace education, he asks us to consider the motives and strategies of government run museums, and suggests a way forward through museum practices that contribute to peacebuilding. [continue reading…]

Curricula

The 1619 Project Curriculum: Challenging the historical narrative of U.S. slavery

The 1619 Project, inaugurated with a special issue of The New York Times Magazine, challenges us to reframe U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as our nation’s foundational date. The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting has developed a curricula resource guide to bring The 1619 Project into your classroom.  [continue reading…]

Research

Cultivating Peace through Teaching History in Rwandan Secondary Schools: Opportunities and Challenges

In Rwanda, pre-1994 formal education became a tool for inciting violence. In the 23 years since the genocide, the Rwandan government has propagated education that promotes national unity and decreases division amongst students. The 2015 national competence-based curriculum that incorporates Education for a Culture of Peace, is one pertinent example. [continue reading…]

Book reviews

Book Review – For the People: A Documentary History of the Struggle for Peace and Justice in the United States

“For the People: A Documentary History of the Struggle for Peace and Justice in the United States,” edited by Charles F. Howlettt and Robbie Lieberman, is a volume in the Information Age Press series: Peace Education, edited by Laura Finley & Robin Cooper. This review, authored by Kazuyo Yamane, is one in a series co-published by the Global Campaign for Peace Education and In Factis Pax: Journal of Peace Education and Social Justice toward promoting peace education scholarship. [continue reading…]