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Peace in Schools

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Having explored the question of violence in schools in Part One of the book, we move on to explore the question of peace in schools in Part Two.

Chapter Four explores Peace Education, giving an overview of the history of Peace Education and providing a typology and discussion of how "a changing landscape of peace and violence globally has impacted on Peace Education".

Paulo Freire is a strong influence in the history of Peace Education and an inspiration in our thinking about what this work is all about:

"Peace for Freire is of a particular kind. It is not passive or lacking in conflict; it is grounded in struggle and in solidarity with oppressed groups. Commitment to peace comes from a spiritual, humanistic and ethical stance, and education is "an act of love, and thus an act of courage" (1973: 38).

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