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dc.contributor.authorKelly, Rhys H.S.
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Ute
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-19T14:34:28Z
dc.date.available2019-12-19T14:34:28Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationKelly R and Kelly U (2016) An education in homecoming: peace education as the pursuit of 'appropriate knowledge'. In: Lum BJ (Ed.) Peace Education: Past, present and future. London: Routledge.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/17548
dc.descriptionNoen_US
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we argue that two key trends – an unfolding ecological crisis and a reduction in the amount of (cheap) energy available to society – bring into question both the relevance and the resilience of existing educational systems, requiring us to rethink both the content and the form of education in general, and peace education in particular. Against this background, we consider the role education might play in enabling citizens and societies to adapt peacefully to conditions of energy descent and a less benign ecological system, taking seriously the possibility that there will be fewer resources available for education. Drawing on Wes Jackson’s and Wendell Berry’s concept of an education in ‘homecoming’, and on E.F. Schumacher’s concept of ‘appropriate technology’, we suggest a possible vision of peace education. We propose that such education might be focused around ‘appropriate knowledge’, commitment to place, and an understanding of the needs and characteristics of each local context. We then consider an example of what this might mean in practice, particularly under conditions of increasing resource scarcity: Permaculture education in El Salvador, we suggest, illustrates the characteristics and relevance of an education that aims to foster ‘appropriate knowledge’ within a particular and very challenging context. The paper concludes by considering the wider implications of our argument.en_US
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dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://www.routledge.com/Peace-Education-Past-present-and-future-1st-Edition/Lum/p/book/9781138675643en_US
dc.subjectPeace educationen_US
dc.subjectEcological crisisen_US
dc.subjectEnergy descenten_US
dc.subjectResilienceen_US
dc.subjectAppropriate knowledgeen_US
dc.subjectHomecomingen_US
dc.subjectPermacultureen_US
dc.subjectEl Salvadoren_US
dc.subjectWendell Berryen_US
dc.titleAn education in homecoming: peace education as the pursuit of ‘appropriate knowledge’en_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
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