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The rise of peace education both in scholarship and in practice has yielded numerous documents, websites, and publications with often divergent perspectives on what the field is, does, and means. The Encyclopedia of Peace Education provides a comprehensive overview of the scholarly developments in the field to date as well as new insights from across the globe from the various actors involved in advancing peace education internationally. Thus, this online resource serves as a reference guide that traces the history and emergence of the field, highlights foundational concepts, contextualizes peace education practice across international and disciplinary borders, and suggests new directions for peace educators.

From core conceptual perspectives to the moral and spiritual foundations of the field to the role of the United Nations, the Encyclopedia grounds peace education in a solid theoretical and practical framework through the writings of the field’s most renowned scholars. This online resource targets undergraduate and graduate students as well as scholars and practitioners working in international and non-governmental organizations in the field of peace education.

This online Encyclopedia is overseen by Professor Monisha Bajaj of the University of San Francisco (former faculty member at Teachers College) and Professor Mary Mendenhall of the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College. 

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Director: Mary Mendenhall


Encyclopedia of Peace Education

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Picture of cover of Peace Education Book edited by Monisha Bajaj, Maria Hantzopoulos