The role of storytelling at the intersection of transformative conflict resolution and peace education
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Kornelsen, Lloyd. “The role of storytelling at the intersection of transformative conflict resolution and peace education.” Storytelling, Self, Society 9 (2) (Fall 2013): 237–260. DOI: 10.13110/storselfsoci.9.2.0237.
This article explores the intersections of transformative conflict resolution and peace education through storytelling. By recalling stories from practice, I find that both peace education and transformative conflict resolution happen when people are fr ee to “look and see” and that “looking and seeing”—as well as positive, I-Thou relationships that exhibit mutual subjectivity—are facilitated by storytelling, which is predicated on both imagining hopeful perspectives and engaging in dialogue. My concluding story demonstrates that educating for peace and facilitating conflict transformation may be fluid and perpetual. That is to say, there is not always a “happily ever after.”