Educating Youth for a World Beyond Violence
A Pedagogy for Peace
|Publication Date||December 2010|
|Formats||Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF)|
|Series||Education, Politics and Public Life|
In a time of unprecedented social and economic crisis, this book represents a challenge to the orthodoxy that shapes our vision of educational purpose. It argues that now, more than ever, there is a moral imperative for educators to assume responsibility for helping to bring about a culture of peace and non-violence in both our nation and throughout the world as a whole. Shapiro has situated his vision of education in a broader quest for social and moral change. His framework is one rooted in the critical pedagogic tradition which sees education's primary purpose as nurturing democratic values, civic involvement, and a commitment to a more just and compassionate culture.