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November 01, 2005

OJPCR 7.1: Teaching Gandhi in Estonia

By David J. Smith

In the fall 2003, I had the privilege of participating in the U.S. Fulbright Scholar program. My grant took me to Tartu University in Tartu, Estonia. In this article, I wish to describe my experiences and offer my impressions of teaching overseas in the hopes of inspiring other educators to pursue opportunities teaching and learning peace and conflict abroad. It is particularly important that American educators experience other cultures and perspectives to ensure that their craft is relevant, accurate, and continues to maintain a worldview. This is critical in our field, which by its nature is current, ever changing, interdisciplinary, and cross-cultural. To only offer viewpoints that are U.S.-centric fails to incorporate the global perspectives that characterize not only our specialty, but all disciplines and fields today.

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