Comparative Education, Terrorism and Human Security: From Critical Pedagogy to Peacebuilding?

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Palgrave Macmillan, Dec 19, 2003 - Education - 266 pages
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Policy decisions in education have changed drastically as a result of the recent threats to our international and national security. In this timely and compelling collection, contributors discuss the significance of policy decisions on education systems, and argue that all forms of violence, including terrorism, are often reproduced through education. Contributors incorporate case studies from a broad spectrum of countries to make a case for peace-building alternatives and non-military security cooperation. The collection highlights education systems around the globe that sustain violence, brings together human security and preventive diplomacy research to predict future trends, explores foreign policy implications that could lead to non-violent interventions abroad, and provides teachers and policymakers with relevant reflections on reform. This collection arrives at a time when many of us are wondering what education systems can do to eliminate violence, and is the only one of its kind to address these questions on a global scale.

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Wayne Nelles is Senior Associate at the Sustainable Development Research Initiative at the University of British Columbia and was a 2002 DFAIT Human Security Fellow, University of Victoria, Centre for Global Studies, Canada.

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