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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2018, Vol. 14(1) 148-164

War, Peace and Peace Education: Experiences and Perspectives of Pre-service Teachers

Omur Gurdogan-Bayır & Mahmut Bozkurt

pp. 148 - 164   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1707-26-0001.R1

Published online: February 11, 2018  |   Number of Views: 563  |  Number of Download: 1052


The purpose of this study was to reveal the perceptions of preservice teachers with war experience regarding war, peace and peace education. In the study, the phenomenological design was applied. The participants of the study were individuals who experienced wars or conflicts for several reasons in their countries and who received teacher training in Turkey. In this respect, the causes of war were reported to include economic and political benefits and religious and ethnical discrimination. In addition, the participants mentioned the social, psychological and economic reflections of war. Also, peace was associated with the participants’ experiences and explained with such concepts as living together, freedom, confidence and happiness. In relation to peace education, the main focus was on respect to differences, and on prevention of discrimination. The preservice teachers also emphasized giving importance to children’s psychology in peace education, women’s rights as well as to avoidance of discrimination. 

Keywords: War, causes of conflict, migration, war experiences, peace education activities, pre-service teacher

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APA 6th edition
Gurdogan-Bayir, O. & Bozkurt, M. (2018). War, Peace and Peace Education: Experiences and Perspectives of Pre-service Teachers. International Journal of Progressive Education, 14(1), 148-164. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2018.129.11

Gurdogan-Bayir, O. and Bozkurt, M. (2018). War, Peace and Peace Education: Experiences and Perspectives of Pre-service Teachers. International Journal of Progressive Education, 14(1), pp. 148-164.

Chicago 16th edition
Gurdogan-Bayir, Omur and Mahmut Bozkurt (2018). "War, Peace and Peace Education: Experiences and Perspectives of Pre-service Teachers". International Journal of Progressive Education 14 (1):148-164. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2018.129.11.

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