Peace education for an equitable and sustainable world

Tamara SAVELYEVA, Jae Hyung PARK

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Peace is not only the epicenter of the global geopolitics but it has also been one of the most consistent and cherished desires of mankind in every époque. Violence as a discursive method and a mouthpiece of antagonistic epistemologies and hierarchies of value, from youth/gender violence to international warfare, designates peace an imperative task for today’s education. With the aim to synthesize an interpretive instrument for a co-existing, interdependent, and complex system of peace concepts, this paper (1) models an ecology of four peace conceptualizations: Negative peace, Positive peace, Homeostatic peace, Futuristic peace; (2) situates these conceptualizations within peace education and SDGs discourses; and (3) provides theoretical structure for integrating peace and peace education studies in the fields of comparative-international and sustainability education. This theoretical analysis is based on the premise that the purpose, content and scope of peace education for an equitable and sustainable world greatly depend on a concept of peace in the minds of education stakeholders. Copyright © 2024 The Author(s).

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Chinese Education
Issue number1
Early online dateJan 2024
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2024


Savelyeva, T., & Park, J. (2024). Peace education for an equitable and sustainable world. International Journal of Chinese Education, 13(1).


  • Peace education
  • Equity
  • Sustainable development
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Peace conceptualization
  • Education for peace
  • Sustainability education


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