Critical Peace Education and Global Citizenship offers narrative accounts representing multiple ways teacher and learner activists have come to realize possibilities for peace and reconciliation through unofficial curricula. With these narratives, the book demonstrates the connections between critical peace education and such crucial issues as human trafficking, gang violence, contested narratives of nationhood and belonging, gender identities, and the significance of mentoring. Through rich examples of pedagogic work, this volume enhances and illustrates critically oriented understandings and interpretations of peace in real classrooms with diverse populations of students. Written primarily for scholars and graduate students working in the fields of educational theory, critical pedagogy, and educational policy, the chapters in this book tell a compelling story about teachers, learners and scholar activists who continue to struggle for the creation of transformative and meaningful sites for peace praxis.

chapter |15 pages


Ventures into the Margins: Peace as a Possibility

chapter 2|20 pages

The Common Core Reading Program and the Unofficial Lessons on Race

Readings on Roberto Clemente, MLK and Cesar Chavez

chapter 3|8 pages

My Story Our Story

Interpretations of Global Violence and Peace in the Middle School Classroom

chapter 6|13 pages

Increase the Peace

A Journey of a Teacher Activist

chapter 7|12 pages

The Story of Soledad

From the Gang Life to Peace Activist

chapter 8|24 pages

Intermittent Interruptions

Patchwork Peace Narratives From a Human Rights Seminar

chapter |11 pages


Now Is the Time to Begin