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Transforming Education for Peace


reviewed by Claire Bischoff — January 15, 2009

coverTitle: Transforming Education for Peace
Author(s): Jing Lin, Edward J. Brantmeier, and Christina Bruhn (Eds.)
Publisher: Information Age Publishing, Charlotte
ISBN: 1593119054, Pages: 360, Year: 2008
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Attending to local and global news coverage can easily lead to despair about the possibility of peace in our time. In the face of terrorist attacks in Mumbai and continuing genocide in Darfur, among countless other acts of social and environmental violence, individuals may feel impotent and hopeless. Yet Transforming Education for Peace gathers essays designed to illustrate that “peacebuilding is possible in our everyday lives, in our interactions with others, and in our intentions to be understanding, compassionate human beings” (p. xiii). The first volume in a new series on Peace Education from Information Age Publishing, Transforming Education for Peace endeavors to promote a paradigm shift away from a negative understanding of peace as the absence of violence toward a positive understanding of peace as an actively negotiated harmony in which all people have a stake. Essays in this book are diverse in genre, from case studies of peace... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 15, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15480, Date Accessed: 11/19/2017 2:37:51 PM

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  • Claire Bischoff
    Emory University
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    CLAIRE BISCHOFF is a PhD candidate in religion at Emory University. Her areas of interest include religious education for peace and justice, gender and faith identity development among adolescents, and the use of media culture in religious education. She is co-editor with Rachel Gaffron of My Red Couch and Other Stories on Seeking a Feminist Faith (2005) and co-author with Mary Elizabeth Moore of “Cultivating a Spirit for Justice and Peace: Teaching through Oral History,” published in Religious Education (2007). She is currently writing her dissertation, tentatively titled (Body) Image is Everything: A Feminist Theological Vision of Female Faith Identity and Religious Education Practice.
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