Conflict Resolution Classrooms to Careers: An Emergent Theory of Change With Implications for a Strategy in Peace Education
Journal of Peace Education
Peace education provides for the development of knowledge, skills, and dispositions appropriate to effective peacebuilding. Therefore, the development of curriculum in degree programs which builds bridges by which students in conflict resolution/peace studies classrooms may cross over to the field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding may properly be thought of as within the sphere of peace education. This paper describes an emerging theory of change in the context of the peace education offered by a graduate and undergraduate program of conflict resolution. It is argued that employability exists at the nexus of student skills and attributes, and the demands of a labor market which a partnership between experienced practitioners and academics has a responsibility to inform and shape through outreach, education, practice, evaluation, research, and publication.
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Cunliffe, R.H. 2017. Conflict resolution classrooms to careers: an emergent theory of change with implications for a strategy in peace education. Journal of Peace Education, 14(2): 235-252.