This paper looks at the contribution peace education can make to conflict transformation, focusing on the one hand, on the theoretical foundations of peace education and, on the other, on developing context-appropriate practical approaches.
The paper develops a basic concept of internationally oriented, context-related and process-oriented peace education. It also presents a comprehensive and practical approach to peace education in crisis and conflict regions. A fundamental distinction is made between direct peace education (encounter, inspiration, training) and structural peace education (pilot projects, curricula, implementation). Case studies from the practice of peace education are presented for the purpose of illustration.