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2004). How desegregation changed us: The effects of racially mixed schools on students and society. A study of desegregated high schools and their class of 1980 graduates. California: Teachers College, Columbia University/ University of California at Los Angeles. Chapter Two Moving from Piecemeal to Systemic Approaches to Peace Education in Divided Societies: Comparative Efforts in Northern Ireland and Cyprus Laurie Shepherd Johnson In a world increasingly besieged by geopolitical and interethnic conflict, the notion of societal peace has become ever more elusive.

Statistics shows us that the first six months (April–October 2003) about one and a half million Greek Cypriots and 700,000 Turkish Cypriots crossed. The euphoria at the grass-roots level was a promising dynamic which should have been translated into political initiatives at the policy level. Many who saw their homes and properties returned with new reconstructed memories, experiences, stories, and messages. The past was recalled and relived by those who owned the houses and properties and those who listened to the memories of the past owners in their present experience.

Addressing Ethnic Conflict through Peace Education © Zvi Bekerman and Claire McGlynn 2007 36 / maria hadjipavlou Cypriot house. Some other literature selectively excluded the other and mourned the loss of its own side and kept the longing alive with the “Do Not Forget” campaign. This campaign was launched on both sides of the divide. Respective governing elites called upon their own side to “not forget” or rather to remember selectively certain “chosen traumas and chosen glories” (Volkan, 1978).

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