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GCPE launches new book review series to promote peace education scholarship

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A new partnership between the Global Campaign for Peace Education, In Factis Pax and Information Age Publishing

With the goal of making peace education scholarship more timely and accessible, the Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE) and In Factis Pax: Journal of Peace Education and Social Justice, have established a partnership with Information Age Publishing (IAP) to review all volumes in their Peace Education series. Established in 2006 by Founding Editors Ian Harris and Edward Brantmeier, IAP’s peace education series offers diverse perspectives on peace education theory, research, curriculum development and practice. It is the only series focused on peace education offered by any major publisher.

This new partnership supports timely and accessible reviews of new scholarship in the field. The GCPE and In Factis Pax will publish peer reviewed book reviews of all volumes in IAP’s peace education series, including past and future works. In Factis Pax will conduct peer reviews through its editorial board and the GCPE will strategically disseminate reviews toward making them accessible to a wide audience of peace educators. Reviews will be published on both the GCPE and in In Factis Pax.

You can find all book reviews published on the GCPE here.

IAP, founded in 1999, is a social science publisher of academic and scholarly book series, monographs, handbooks, encyclopedia and journals. IAP’s goal is to develop a comprehensive collection of materials that break down and define specific niches that lack high-level research material. Peace education is one of their areas of emphasis. Nearly all books published by IAP come in affordable softcover and e-book formats.

Click here to see a list of all books in IAP’s peace education series.

Call for Book Reviewers

Are you interested in becoming a reviewer? We invite academics (faculty and graduate students) with expertise in peace education to join our book review team. If you are interested, please send your cv with a brief cover note about your academic experience in peace education to news@peace-ed-campaign.org.

Call for Manuscripts – IAP’s Peace Education Series

The editors of this series, Laura Finley & Robin Cooper, welcome manuscripts that address how peace education provides information about the roots of conflicts and strategies for peace. Peace education is an important part of peacebuilding, which helps avoid major conflicts by building a culture of peace through generating peaceful attitudes, dispositions, values, behaviors, action-orientations, and social structures. Books in this series will address how education can contribute to building a culture of peace by teaching: tolerance; diversity affirmation; common understanding; intercultural empathy; reconciliation; renewal; compassion; conflict management skills; and a variety of nonviolent, peace-building skills.

The editors welcome studies from a wide variety of disciplines—curriculum theory, educational psychology, history, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology of education, teacher education, comparative and international education, critical theory, cultural studies, language education, feminist studies, religious studies, and environmental education.

In our times, peace education efforts can be positive, integrative, restorative, generative, and transformative. In other words, rather than defining peace education in the negative such as education for the elimination of violence, peace education efforts can be understood in the positive as creative, generative efforts that integrate knowledge and action, that integrate differences in ways that both honor diversity and establish common ground. Peace education works on bringing people together. This series on peace education hopes to illuminate the problems, challenges, and rewards associated with using educational means to diminish/eliminate and avoid conflicts. How effective is peace education in bringing about peace? What are its strengths and weaknesses as a strategy to achieve peace? How is peace education carried out in different venues—colleges, schools, and community groups? How is peace taught in different cultures? The editors welcome manuscripts about war and peace and other peace studies themes that exhibit a clear connection to teaching and learning for solutions to promoting harmony and to building a peaceful world.

Example of possible titles are:

• Promoting Peace Language Education for a Peaceful World
• Voices and Actions of Peace from Youth
• Integrating Peace Education in Teacher Education
• Transforming Higher Education for Peace-Building
• Disarmament Education and Demilitarization Education: Past, Present and Future
• The Teaching of Love, Peace and Wisdom: A New Understanding of World Religions
• Leaders of Peace Education: Leadership for Transformation
• Creative Peace Education in Elementary Schools
• Creative Peace Education in Secondary Schools
• Peace Education & Environmental Sustainability
• Inner Peace: The New Role of Education for Peace-Building
• Cyber Peace: Technology as a Means for Peace Education
• Critical Pedagogy as Peace Education
• Cultural Variations of Peace Education
• Peace Education: Resilience and Reconciliation

* Please send proposals to lfinley@barry.edu and robicoop@nova.edu


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