Drawing from two qualitative case studies, one researching how teachers teach about war to the children of soldiers and the other examining how teachers teach lynching near historic lynching sites, this critical phenomenological study weighs how much horror and how much hope should be taught if the aim of the instruction is a liberating education. The author argues that a balance of both is necessary. Students cannot be left in the hopelessness of knowledge alone but must be taught how to engage their world with the possibility of making change.
Gibbs, Brian. "Between the Visceral and the Lie : Lessons on Teaching Violence." Intersections: Critical Issues in Education 4, 1 (2020). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/intersections/vol4/iss1/3