Education for peace-keeping
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This chapter discusses schools that have a fundamental and inarguable duty of care to keep all members of the school community safe from harm in all its forms. It explores some of the key concepts within the peace-keeping field, including safety, security, rights, rules and discipline. The chapter illustrates some of the ways in which schools seek to keep the peace, such as behaviour management systems, disciplinary procedures and security measures. It then explores ways in which basic peace-keeping practices can be shifted toward more educational ends through processes of critical thinking, dialogue and inclusion. At a fundamental level, peace-keeping is enabled through security measures. Peace-keeping in schools requires a tricky combination of protection and respect, and there can be conflict between the rights of the individual and the needs of the institution. Many schools rely on rewards and sanctions for supporting and enforcing rules and for operationalising their discipline policy.