In recent years, it has become common practice within post-conflict countries to introduce peace education or human rights courses into the school curricula. Unfortunately teachers in post-conflict situations may carry deep psychological scars and prejudices. Unless they are given the necessary support to deal with these issues they are unlikely to be effective in implementing a peace education course.
A Youth Peace Conference was held at Sandy Spring Friends School in Sandy Spring, MD. The conference brought together students from the school and neighboring schools to focus on the “Intersectionality of ‘Isms.’” “Peace Entrepreneurship” was amongst the workshops offered.
International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP) Pakistan held its first meeting at Islamabad Club under the Chairmanship of Dr. N. M Larik, chancellor of IAEWP for Pakistan.
The World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku provided a unique platform to share experiences and vision for the promotion and building of peace, ensuring human security, peace and sustainable development. Education for peace was highlighted amongst approaches explored.
UNICEF has been responding to friction and shortages in Kirkuk by establishing a programme to foster peace and tolerance, starting in schools. “It’s essential that education provision is equitable and that schools are conflict-sensitive so that they can promote peace,” says Kelsey Shanks, a consultant with UNICEF.
About 500 students from around the world plan to hold a peace march near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas.
The activity is part of the 2017 world peace education festival from May 27th to 31st that will be attended by high school students as well as teachers from seven countries including Japan, China, Russia and Indonesia.
Young Champions of the Earth, a program of The United Nations Environment Programme and Covestro, is a forward-looking prize designed to breathe life into the ambitions of brilliant young environmentalists. Each year, six young people – one from each global region – will be named Young Champions of the Earth. These winners receive seed funding, intensive training, and tailored mentorship to help them bring their big environmental ideas to life. Application deadline: June 18, 2017.
Aa group of progressive graduate students at Harvard came together in response to the election of Donald Trump, with a desire to help transform our country to better reflect their shared values. They came up with Resistance School: a free, online, four-week practical training program that will sharpen the tools needed to fight back at the federal, state, and local levels.
This curriculum resource kit, developed by the International Institute for Educational Planning, provides practical tools, strategies and guidance on addressing safety, resilience and social cohesion in curriculum design, review and implementation, including for curriculum, textbooks, and teacher trainers.
This toolkit is the result of the collective efforts of the Global Citizenship Education Working Group (GCED-WG), a collegium of 90 organizations and experts co-convened by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution, and the United Nations Secretary General’s Global Education First Initiative’s Youth Advocacy Group (GEFI-YAG).
Japan contributes additional US$16.7 million to stabilization in Iraq: funds support peace education
Part of the funding will go to the Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP) and will be used for community reconciliation and peace education amongst different ethnic and religious groups.
FreshEd with Will Brehm is a weekly podcast that makes complex ideas in educational research easily understood. This episode features a conversation with Monisha Bajaj on the origins of human rights education, its diverse range of practices, and the ways it has changed over time.
What could have been done to prevent the worst atrocities happening in Syria? A new animated explainer briefly explores the role a Department of Peace could have played. We don’t propose to have the final answers, but we do hope to spark creative thinking.
To play a role in shaping the future, young people must have a better understanding of the past. The Holocaust was a watershed event in relatively recent history whose legacies still shape our world and whose lessons are relevant to the challenges we face today.
The Peace and Justice Studies Association is pleased to announce a new resource available to both members and nonmembers: a list for teaching peace through film.
“Peace Review” invites essays for a special issue on Teaching Peace and War. In this special issue we wish to examine the practices of teaching about peace and war in an atmosphere characterized by too much of one and not enough of the other.