Give peace (education) a chance (United Kingdom)

Under the UK’s “Prevent” policy, nurseries, schools and universities are treated as places where the growth of radical extremism may be undermined. Educators are expected to instil “British values” in their students while also being on the lookout for signs of extremist behaviour or attitudes, which they are required to report. By contrast, when working in other parts of the world, the UK government encourages a different approach – peace education.

Children displaced by the fighting in Marawi City play inside the temporary learning space at the central elementary school in Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur. (Photo: Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News)

Nightmares of war haunting displaced Marawi children (Philippines)

Peace advocate Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman and her group Teach Peace, Build Peace movement have been going around evacuation centers to help traumatized Maranao kids recover. 

Award-winning Film to Highlight Peace Education Program on PBS Stations Across U.S.

After winning accolades at numerous film festivals for how it powerfully documents the impact of peace education on the lives of Texas inmates, Inside Peace will be shown on PBS television stations across the U.S. The feature documentary focuses on four men at the Dominguez State Jail in San Antonio. With lives marked by generations of violence and addiction, they attend the “Peace Class” and begin the struggle to discover their humanity and rebuild their lives from the inside out.

National Youth Commission Chair Appeals for Schools as “Peace Zones” (Philippines)

The chairperson of the National Youth Commission appealed to the military and other groups involved in the conflict in Mindanao to treat schools, including Lumad schools, as zones of peace. His statement came after President Rodrigo Duterte said last month that he would order the police and the military to bomb the schools of the indigenous peoples.

Visitors to Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo release doves in a gesture of peace on the 72nd anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II. (Photo: YOSHIAKI MIURA)

For young Japanese, war mostly seen as something from dim and distant past

For young Japanese interviewed by The Japan Times the historical significance of Aug. 15 (Japan’s surrender in WWII) or the political tensions surrounding the shrine are subjects seldom discussed. Japan’s role in the war, or its consequences, rarely come up.

Social Justice Standards: A Framework for Anti-bias Education

The Social Justice Standards, produced by Teaching Tolerance, are a road map for anti-bias education at every stage of K–12 instruction. Comprised of anchor standards and age-appropriate learning outcomes, the Standards provide a common language and organizational structure educators can use to guide curriculum development and make schools more just and equitable.

IRC seeks Education and Curriculum Officer

  Education and Curriculum Officer Sector: Refugee Resettlement     Location: US – MD – Silver Spring     Employee Type: Regular     Employee Category: Full Time      Visit IRC for more information and to apply The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and […]

Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston

There are no doubt complexities that come with White Americans working for racial justice. Nevertheless, the movement for racial justice needs more White Americans to get involved. And it’s our responsibility to help each other get involved–and get involved productively. Jon Greenberg has compiled this list to help White Americans do so.