Ashmeet Kaur’s doctoral research titled ‘In search of peace: Ethnography of an elite school in India’ (2021) explores the institutionalization of peace education in a formal school.
In this Corona Connection, Asha Hans reflects on the militarist response to COVID-19 in India, illustrating the interrelationships among the multiple “normal” injustices this pandemic has laid bare, showing how they are manifestations of a highly militarized security system. She also invites educators to begin the pedagogic imagining and structuring of a preferred future.
In this OpEd, Ashmeet Kaur argues that Peace Education not only intends to build competencies, values, behavior, and skills to confront violence, but becomes a practice where the purpose (i.e. why to teach), the content (i.e. what to teach), and the pedagogy (i.e. how to teach) become conducive to nurturing values of peace.