Education Journal

Special Issue

Gender, Peace and Education

  • Submission Deadline: 30 December 2014
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Prarthita Biswas
About This Special Issue
The field of gender, peace and education has emerged over recent decades; become institutionalized through policymaking, legal practice, and the development of practitioner models; and been enhanced through academic research. During transitions from conflict, gender concerns are rarely taken into account adequately. Gender-based violence, especially against women, often persists. Also, most transitional justice processes have failed to afford a safe space for victims to talk about the violence they experienced and to redress the harms they have suffered.

Education is the key to uniting nations, bringing human beings closely together. In many parts of the world, civil society suffers because of situations of violent conflicts and war. It is important to recognize the crucial role of education in contributing to building a culture of peace and condemning instances in which education is undermined in order to attack democracy and tolerance. Keeping this in view the special issue on gender, peace and education has been developed. Gender equality, development, peace and education are linked: there can be no peace without proper education, and no country can prosper without gender equality. Keeping these in view the special issue on gender, peace and education has been developed.

Sub Themes:
Gender and Peace Education
Women and Peace Education
Building Peace through Education
Peace Education in the Era of Globalization
The Impact of War on Education
Any other issues related to the Above Topics
Lead Guest Editor
  • Prarthita Biswas

    Pailan College Of Education, Kolkata, India

Guest Editors
  • Khaleda Gani Dutt

    Department Of Education, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Vivekananda Maiti

    Department of History, Khejuri College, Affiliated to Vidyasagar University, India

Published Articles
  • Mahatma Gandhi’s Views on Peace Education

    Prarthita Biswas

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1-1, January 2015
    Pages: 10-12
    Received: 3 January 2015
    Accepted: 8 January 2015
    Published: 14 January 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/
    Abstract: Mahatma Gandhi treated his individual life in accordance with his ideas. He said "my life is my message". Therefore Gandhism is a mixture of Gandhi's concepts and practices. The basic groundship happens to be "Non-violence". He practiced and prescribed non-violence as a remedy against all social evils. It is the most ancient eternal values and cult... Show More
  • Peace Education in a Broader Perspective

    Sumita Chaudhuri

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1-1, January 2015
    Pages: 6-9
    Received: 31 October 2014
    Accepted: 6 November 2014
    Published: 11 November 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/
    Abstract: The study aims to introduce those who are unaware about the field of peace education and provide an overview of the history, central concepts, scholarship, and practices within the field. We will survey the human and social dimensions of peace education, such as gender perspectives in peace education and human rights education. Significant time wil... Show More
  • Female Writers and the Millennial Myths of Shāhnāmeh in Iranian Children’s Literature 1990-2000

    Maryam Jalali

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1-1, January 2015
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: 13 September 2014
    Accepted: 27 September 2014
    Published: 7 October 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/
    Abstract: Iranian myths in children’s literature are the reflection of believers and principles of different groups and they are used as literary and artistic treasure house within the framework of children’s books. By using this method, a child cannot be taught directly while communication with the previous world acquaints with cultural history of epic lite... Show More