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Restorative Justice in Educational Settings and Policies

Project Status: Closed

Restorative Justice in Educational Settings and Policies:

Bridging the East and West

RJ4All is carrying out this project focusing on the implementation of restorative justice in educational settings, bringing together scholars from the East and West.

For at the heart of Restorative Justice lies empowerment and as Nelson Mandela once said:

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world“.


The restorative justice literature is rich in its depiction of Western culture, practices, norms and theories.

It is only recently that we started to explore its normative dimension and practical manifestation in the East.

In fact, some have claimed that it is in ancient civilisations such as Persia, China, and Pakistan where the roots of restorative justice can be traced. One could say that from recent findings that, it is indeed rather arrogant to believe that the practice and ethos of restorative justice are exclusively Western developments.

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Restorative Justice for All, as an international movement aiming to rebalance power through education and restorative justice, has brought together the leading names in the field to lead on a joint project bridging the West and East. 
Professors Gavrielides and Wong are working together to edit original papers that will address our current knowledge gap by focusing on East and Western civilisations including: IranPakistan, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam
The research will be published in the form of an e-book by RJ4All Publications and will feature the following leading experts, professionals and authors on the subject of Restorative Justice:
Table of Contents
Preface: Margaret Thorsborne
Introduction: Restorative Justice in Educational Settings and Policies: Bridging the East and West,  Dennis Wong and Theo Gavrielides
PART I:     Lessons and experiences from the West:
Chapter 1:        Restorative Justice: Combatting Child Sexual Abuse in Educational Settings,  Mark Tsagas
Chapter 2:        Restorative justice in European educational settings: Preventing youth violent radicalisation, Sara Natividate and Giorgia Varvello
Chapter 3:      Changing teacher’s attitudes and Empowering pupils: A Restorative Justice approach in the UK, Marianne Kiff
 Chapter 4:        Restorative justice in schools: Lessons learned from Poland, Beata Czarnecka
PART II:     Lessons and experiences from the East
 Chapter 5:      Restorative Justice as a Tool of Education of Empowerment and Social Change
      in South Korea, Ahn Eunkyung
 Chapter 6:       Regulating road traffic violation by youth in India: A Therapeutic Jurisprudential approach, Debarati Halder
  Chapter 7:      The history and development of the Restorative Justice movement in South Korean schools: Bringing the voices of RJ practitioners into educational settings, Hannah Kim and Jae Young Lee
  Chapter 8:       Halting cycles of family violence through inclusive measures rather than excluding problematic students in Lae schools, Papua New Guinea, Miranda Forsyth, Dora Kuir-Ayius, Michelle Rooney and Mary Aisi
  Chapter 9:     Restorative journey in Singapore schools, Katherine Kwan Yuyi
  Chapter 10:     Application of restorative justice in Education Setting – Blooming hope amid
      the fall of Restorative Justice development in Hong Kong, Wendy C.Y. Lui, and Dennis S.W. Wong
  Chapter 11:     Restorative Justice Education in Ancient and Modern Christian Theology, Rick Sarre
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