Monday, May 19, 2014

Peace Education for Social Change

"I teach about peace because I believe that education can lead to peace..but not any education. I think education has to make a conscious choice between changing the world or educating about it as it is. We either teach the world as it is and leave the injustices as they are or we make a choice to teach for peace and to teach in a way that changes the world to be more just and peaceful."
Michael Klein, faculty at University of St. Tomas, Saint Paul, MN, discusses how education can change the world through a peace pedagogy utilizing the Circle of Praxis. The Circle of Praxis, as described by Klein, is outlined in this video as a method for peace educators to fuse theory and action to address injustice and oppression. Interesting.

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