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Hopefully, this introduction has accomplished its goals-to introduce you to peace education and conflict resolution education, to summarize some of the challenges facing educators in these programs, to suggest best practices in implementing these programs, and to summarize the proven benefits of these programs. As you will see in the cases that comprise the following chapters-conflict resolution education and peace education are a critical part of any peacebuilding effort.

Tricia S. Jones is a professor in the Department of Psychological Studies in Education at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Temple University is a "Research I" status public university of forty thousand students and faculty.