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Peace Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Needs, Responses, and Constraints

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Authors
John, Vaughn M.
Issue Date
2018-05
Publisher
The Institute for Peace and Unification Studies, Seoul National University
Citation
Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, Vol.6 No.1, pp. 55-74
Keywords
peace educationjust peacestructural violencegender-based violenceSouth Africa
Abstract
Twenty-four years into democracy, South Africa remains a country searching for peace. High levels of interpersonal, gender-based, and political violence together with structural violence continue to plague the country. Schools are sites of regular violent conflict, mirroring problems in the wider community. Despite this, peace education has not received priority attention. This article discusses a context of endemic violence in South Africa and links this to its history. This prompts discussions of the need for peace education and the range of interventions that have occurred. Specific examples of peace education programs are offered to illustrate their content, philosophy, and pedagogy. A critique of such interventions is provided. Explorations of constraints and potential enablers of peace education in an expanded society-wide program conclude the article.
ISSN
2288-2693 (print)
2288-2707 (online)
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/142680
DOI
https://doi.org/10.18588/201805.00a048
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Researcher Institutes (연구소, 연구원)Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (통일평화연구원)Asian Journal of Peacebuilding (AJP)Asian Journal of Peacebuilding vol.06 no.01-02 (2018)
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