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Pedagogy of Peace
Transcript of Pedagogy of Peace
the Peaceful Observer.
Towards a Pedagogy of Peace
How is education violent?
Students don't have choice,
are belittled by grades and
Teachers are controlled by externally-
created syllabi, texts and TESTING.
Is it possible to teach . . .
so that people stop killing
Mary Rose O'Reilley
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Ways to a
Pedagogy of Peace
Is there a violence in
fear and loathing
"What we know about individuals,
no matter how rich the details,
will never give us the ability to
predict how they will behave as a system. . .
Relationships change us, reveal us, evoke
more from us."
Wheatley and Kellner-Rogers, Centered on the Edge
Violence in education involves anything
in the educational process that diminishes,
flattens or dilutes the spirit of the individual.
One could replace the word violence
with violated, belittled or controlled.
The individual feels a loss of autonomy,
Welcoming soul back
in to our schools.
"When students feel genuinely listened to
they begin to sense their significance as human beings."
"We began to discover that as teachers,
one of our jobs is to help a student find her
'sacred center' the place where she stands
at the crossroads of human experience."
We have to prepare our students
for THEIR future - the lives THEY
will live. Not ours.
John Dewey 1940s
Peace in the World
Thich Nhat Hanh