ISBN 9780798304962
Pages 416
Dimensions 244 x 170 mm
Published 2016
Publisher Africa Institute of South Africa, South Africa
Format Paperback

Peace Education for Violence Prevention in Fragile African Societies

What's Going to Make a Difference?

edited by Sylvester Bongani Maphosa, Alphonse Keasley

Though conflicts among (African) nations diminished at the end of the last millennium, the need for peace remains a perennial concern for African citizens within their communities and countries. Once again, Maphosa and Keasley have engaged a collection of scholar practitioners to address the query ‘What’s Going to Make a Difference in Contemporary Peace Education around Africa?’ The contributing authors draw from daily headlines as well as African literature to unearth twenty-first century quandaries with which educators in formal and informal contexts are called upon to grapple. The ‘What’s Going to Make a Difference’ authors offer insights to educators, peace education practitioners and parents for everyday living. The authors probe the wisdom of the recent and ancient past and bring forth pearls for contemporary moments. All in discerning effort to respond to the guiding question, the editors and their contributing colleagues deliver a compelling set of revelations for Making a Difference in Peace Education for African and world citizens.

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About the Editors

Sylvester Bongani Maphosa

Sylvester Bongani Maphosa is Chief Research Specialist in Governance and Security at the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) and has a seat in the Research and Publications Committee (RPC). He holds a PhD in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies (2009), an MA in Peace and Governance (2005), a BEd in Environmental Sciences (2002) and a Diploma in Education (1992) and has extensive field experience in research, government, higher education, non-government and community based programming. His research interests include conflict prevention and conflict transformation, community-based peacebuilding, human security and development and the evaluation of peacebuilding models in violently divided societies. Dr Maphosa has published extensively.

Alphonse Keasley

Alphonse Keasley currently holds the position of Assistant Vice Chancellor at the University of Colorado-Boulder (CU-B). In addition, he teaches in the CU-B Honours Program as well as the CU-B Leadership Certificate Programme. He has directed numerous senior honours theses on topics such as Embodied Religion, Incrementalism and the US Supreme Court Justices and Privilege in Public Schools. Keasley has also directed masters theses in Sociology and doctoral dissertations in Theatre and Dance. Internationally, he has served as an executive board member of the Shakespeare Theatre Association (formerly Shakespeare Theatre Association of America). Finally, he conducts a CU-B Global Seminar in South Africa every year with CU-B students and is a Fulbright Specialist with the AISA.

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