Peace Education Quotes & Memes

Welcome to our Directory of Quotes & Memes!

This directory is an edited collection of annotated quotes of perspectives on theory, practice, policy and pedagogy in peace education. The directory is designed as a general bibliographic resource as well as a tool for use in teacher training in peace education. Each quote is complemented by an artistic meme that we encourage you to download and spread via social media. Do you have an inspiring and meaningful quote you'd like to see included? We invite and encourage you to submit quotes to help us expand our directory. Submit your quotes using our online form here.

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Author(s): Betty Reardon

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"If we advocate the equal value and dignity of all persons, we need also accept their shortcomings as well as their gifts and talents, and understand that all (even ourselves) are capable of changing. The question is whether we will be motivated to do so. My own belief is that this motivation is primarily a task for education, particularly peace education."

Author(s): Betty Reardon

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"What more comprehensive definition of peace education could we offer than learning to learn about, and functioning in and with complexity, so as to enhance the richness and diversity of life?"

Author(s): Betty Reardon

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"The general purpose of peace education, as I understand it, is to promote the development of an authentic planetary consciousness that will enable us to function as global citizens and to transform the present human condition by changing the social structures and the patterns of thought that have created it. This transformational imperative must, in my view, be at the center of peace education."

Author(s): Betty Reardon

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"We must change ourselves and our immediate realities and relationships if we are to change our social structures and our patterns of thought… We cannot achieve change unless can we think it.”

Author(s): Betty Reardon

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“Thinking about how the world might be and envisioning a society characterized by justice are the essence of conceptualizing the conditions that comprise positive peace. If we are to educate for peace, both teachers and students need to have some notion of the transformed world we are educating for.”

Author(s): Betty Reardon

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“The ultimate goal of peace education is the formation of responsible, committed, and caring citizens who have integrated the values into everyday life and acquired the skills to advocate for them."

Author(s): Betty Reardon

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“Most... agree that there is no neutral education. Education is a social enterprise conducted for the realization of social values. The question is what values are to be realized through education, and how.”

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