Global Campaign for Peace Education - monthly newsletter/digest
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Dear subscriber,

Happy New Year!  

In 2017 we invite you to join us in our resolve to continue our campaign for universal peace education with hope in our hearts; an open and reflective mind; a critical lens to the world's social, economic and ecological problems; and a renewed resolve to embody a transformative approach to learning, politics and change. 

The Global Campaign for Peace Education is especially proud to support and promote the 2017 International Institute on Peace Education (see article below) that will take place in Innsbruck, Austria from August 27-September 2, 2017.   The 2017 IIPE will address many of our 2017 resolutions in an intensive, global, learning community space.  

In 2017 we also recommit to sharing all the news, events, research and highlights related to peace education programs and developments from around the world that we can find.  If you would like to receive more frequent news in your inbox you can also sign-up for daily, weekly and action alert updates.  Click here to edit your subscription options. 

And once again, our gentle monthly plea: please help us "spread peace ed" by using the hashtags #SpreadPeaceEd and #PeaceEd, following us on social media, and by sharing and reposting news on your timeline and in your communities.  The Global Campaign is very active on Facebook and Twitter.  

In peace & solidarity,

Tony Jenkins
Coordinator, Global Campaign for Peace Education

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Featured Article

International Institute on Peace Education 2017: Innsbruck, Austria

International Institute on Peace Education 2017: Innsbruck, Austria

Aesthetic Peaces: Social, Political & Embodied Learning - Responses for Human & Planetary Survival

Innsbruck, Austria.  August 27-September 2, 2017


 visit the IIPE website for more information and to apply

The 2017 International Institute for Peace Education (IIPE) will be held in Innsbruck, Austria at the Grillhof Seminar Center from August 27 to September 2, 2017. This year’s institute is being organized in partnership with the IIPE Secretariat, members of the Faculty of Education and Queens’ College at the University of Cambridge, and the MA Program and UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies at the University of Innsbruck.

The peoples of Earth, our planetary home, are caught in a set of unprecedented, interrelated, existential and ethical crises. Confronting the great divide and deficits in human needs and the potential planetary collapse requires new and unprecedented learning to navigate the global politics of survival. The 2017 IIPE theme “Aesthetic Peaces: Social, Political & Embodied Learning - Responses for Human & Planetary Survival” compels us to ask: 

What contribution can peace education and peace learning make to the transformation of the emerging crises threatening existential and social survival?

What must we learn, and how might we learn it in order to save our planet, eliminate "the scourge of war, and achieve universal human dignity as the fundamental basis of a viable and just global society on a healthy planet?

IIPE 2017 seeks to explore peace education and peace learning as a multidimensional transformative process, with a special emphasis on affective and embodied learning and the arts, as well as contemplative practices, moral and ethical-political discourse, and approaches to trans-rational conflict transformation as modalities and content of peace learning and civic action.

Through this learning community encounter, we hope to expose educational professionals to novel concepts of peace, peace education, and peace research, and to inspire scholars, artists, and practitioners to endeavor toward intercultural understanding and cooperation in various educational communities.

Four primary streams of inquiry and peace pedagogy will be engaged in the institute:

• creativity and art-making;

• embodied learning and contemplative practices;

• trans-rational conflict transformation; and

• moral and ethical-political thinking.

To learn more about these inquiries and other activities of IIPE 2017 please read the complete theme statement online.  

Call for Applications

The IIPE invites formal and non-formal educators, students, practitioners, researchers and activists from the fields of peacebuilding, international education, conflict transformation, community development, artists, health and faith-based professionals, and others with interest in peace education -- with all levels of experience - to apply to join the weeklong co-learning community.

The IIPE application process invites potential participants to share experiences, interests and possible program contributions (pedagogical workshops, seminars, plenaries) relevant to the 2017 theme.

Please note: The IIPE receives an average of 200 applications for 60 available spots. Applications are due May 15, 2017 and will be reviewed by the end of May/early June. Be sure to apply early for full consideration. Limited scholarship opportunities are available. Please visit the online application for more information and to apply today.

Participation Fees

The estimated participation fee is 700 Euros. The fee covers tuition, food, lodging (double occupancy – single rooms available for additional charge), and excursions.

Sustaining Outcomes

Possibilities for collaborative action, research and pedagogical developments often emerge through the learning community process of the IIPE. Facilitated opportunities will be provided to help nurture these potential lasting outcomes amongst participants.

In addition, all participants are invited to contribute to a special issue of In Factis Pax, an online journal of peace and social justice based at The University of Toledo.

About the IIPE

The IIPE, founded in 1982 at Teachers College Columbia University, is a weeklong, intensive, residential, learning community experience for educators hosted in a different country every other summer.

The IIPE provides a space for international exchange and solidarity amongst peace educators; pedagogical experimentation; cooperative, deep inquiry into shared issues; and advancing theoretical, practical and pedagogical applications.

The IIPE also comprises a global network of peace educators working cooperatively to grow the field.

Learn more about the mission, history and pedagogy of the IIPE online.

 

Partners & Sponsors



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News & Views

(News, Opinion, Activity Reports)

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Happy Holidays from the Global Campaign for Peace Education!

Happy Holidays from the Global Campaign for Peace Education!

Thank you for your help in our efforts to #SpreadPeaceEd and for facilitating peace learning far and wide in 2016. The Global Campaign for Peace Education family sends our warmest thoughts for the holidays and our best wishes for a peaceful 2017!

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Can Your PlayStation Stop a War?

Can Your PlayStation Stop a War?

(ForeignPolicy.com) Video games are being used for everything from helping find cures for HIV to losing weight. It's time to start using them to make peace.

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Making history in the United Nations: The General Assembly adopts a Declaration on the Right to peace promoted by civil society organizations

Making history in the United Nations: The General Assembly adopts a Declaration on the Right to peace promoted by civil society organizations

On 19 December 2016, the plenary of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) ratified by a majority of its Member States the Declaration on the Right to Peace as previously adopted by the UNGA Third Committee on 18 November 2016 in New York and the Human Rights Council (HRC) on 1 July 2016 in Geneva.

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How Investing In Preschool Beats The Stock Market, Hands Down

How Investing In Preschool Beats The Stock Market, Hands Down

(NPR) There's a growing body of research on the value and importance of high-quality early education programs — especially for disadvantaged kids. But there's surprisingly little research on its impact over time. A new paper. "The Life-Cycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program," co-authored by Nobel laureate James Heckman, helps change that. Heckman and his co-authors examine the many ways in which these high-quality programs helped participants thrive throughout life.

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Colombia: Education is key to end the violence

Colombia: Education is key to end the violence

For more than five decades, the armed conflict in Colombia has prevented the country’s youth from building a future. Now, they might soon be given a seat in the classroom. In Colombia’s rural areas, the armed conflict has prevented children and youth from attending school, according to a new report by the Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution (NOREF) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
“Getting these children back to school will be key to secure peace and stabilisation in Colombia,” said NRC’s country director in Colombia, Christian Visnes.

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Teaching about genocide and mass atrocities: An entry point to peace education

Teaching about genocide and mass atrocities: An entry point to peace education

UNESCO supports education on the history of past genocides as a means to raise awareness of the causes, dynamics and consequences of such atrocities and to build resilience to violence and to contribute to a culture of peace based on mutual respect and human rights. As such, UNESCO partnered with the National Commission of Senegal to UNESCO to organize a training seminar for high-level civil servants of the Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, the Gambia, Mali, Niger and Senegal ministries of education in Dakar November 24-25, 2016.

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Mayor of Louisville, KY preparing millions to fight rising violence

Mayor of Louisville, KY preparing millions to fight rising violence

The Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky is allocating millions to fight rising violence. $2.1 million will be provided for existing targeted violence reduction strategies that include programs like Peace Education, Pivot to Peace, Right Turn and ReImage.

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Promoting education to combat extremism in Pakistan

Promoting education to combat extremism in Pakistan

A group of students from the Lahore University of Management Sciences has launched a campaign by the name of PEACE (Promote Education and Combat Extremism), for which they have visited around 30 schools across Lahore.

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More Peace Please: Brazilian youth create posters for a school-wide ethics campaign

More Peace Please: Brazilian youth create posters for a school-wide ethics campaign

ABA Global School is an IB World School in Recife, Brazil that offers a bilingual program for children aged 2 to 10 years old. The 5-year students are engaged in a school-wide ethics campaign which they entitled "More Peace Please." They have been learning the basics of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and are doing their best to create personalized pro-peace action plans for each of the school's eight cohorts.

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Peace Education in the schools of Jammu and Kashmir

For 26 years the conflict situations prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir have impacted the education sector badly. During the peak of insurgency, a number of school buildings were either damaged or gutted. In these years, many schools have been targeted by the militants. Conflict in J&K is affecting the children’s innocent minds.

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Action Alerts

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Oswiecim: Inspiring the Culture of Peace

Oswiecim: Inspiring the Culture of Peace

Children of the Earth is uniting with the most wonderful renown educators and organizations to collaborate on building a highly visible and impactful Global Institute for Sustainable Peace in Oswiecim, Poland the city that houses Auschwitz and Birkenau.

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Winning the Peace: a new US national counter-recruitment effort

Winning the Peace: a new US national counter-recruitment effort

Winning the Peace is a call to respond to the state of militarization of American society and even more so in American high schools by The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth.

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Resources

(Curricula, Research, Policy)

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How Digital Games can Support Peace Education and Conflict Resolution

How Digital Games can Support Peace Education and Conflict Resolution

This working paper by Paul Darvasi, published by the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development / UNESCO, addresses how digital games may be uniquely suited to further the work of peace education and conflict resolution.

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FreshEd interview with Hakim Williams: Youth violence and the neocolonial system of education in Trinidad

FreshEd interview with Hakim Williams: Youth violence and the neocolonial system of education in Trinidad

FreshEd with Will Brehm is a weekly podcast that makes complex ideas in educational research easily understood. This December 12 interview explores youth violence in Trinidad with guest Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams. Hakim situates his study of Trinidad within the country’s colonial past. He is also actively creating a new paradigm to address youth violence that blends a systems approach with restorative justice practices.

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Trump Syllabus K12: Lesson Plans for Teaching During this New Age of Resistance (#TrumpSyllabusK12)

Trump Syllabus K12: Lesson Plans for Teaching During this New Age of Resistance (#TrumpSyllabusK12)

#TrumpSyllabusK12 is a compilation of lesson plans written by and for K-12th grade teachers (and college educators) for teaching about the 2016 presidential campaign; about resistance and revolution; about white privilege and white supremacy; about state-sanctioned violence and sanctuary classrooms; about fake news and Facebook; and, about freedom and justice. It is designed to transform our classrooms into liberated nonsexist nonmisogynistic anti-racist anti-classist spaces without any boundaries or borders. It is meant to liberate and free our students by providing them with lesson plans to challenge them to become global critical thinkers.

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Critical Choices: Assessing The Effects Of Education and Civic Engagement on Somali Youths’ Propensity Towards Violence

Critical Choices: Assessing The Effects Of Education and Civic Engagement on Somali Youths’ Propensity Towards Violence

Understanding what works to reduce violence, including violent extremism, is a key priority for many policymakers. Despite this need, to date there is very little research evaluating the effects of development programs on violence reduction. To address this knowledge gap, Mercy Corps undertook a rigorous impact evaluation of a 5-year stability-focused youth program in Somalia known as the Somali Youth Leaders Initiative (SYLI).

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People on War 2016 - ICRC

People on War 2016 - ICRC

Between June and September 2016, over 17,000 people in 16 countries were asked by the ICRC to share their views on a range of issues relating to war – in the "People on War" survey. The results are both reassuring and alarming.

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Learn & Do

(Events & Conferences, Academic Courses, Programs of Study,
Trainings & Workshops, Campaigns, Youth Focused Events)

For a full list of events visit the Global Peace Education Calendar!

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World Forum Against Violence and for Peace Education

The World Forum Against Violence and for Peace Education will take place in Madrid on 19-21 April 2017. The World Forum will gather mayors and international leaders to a meeting point that will enable an exchange of experiences, strategies, campaigns and policies. The World Forum will also strive to issue an effective peace agenda from a local perspective. Analysis of …

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Peace Education Course: EMU Summer Peacebuilding Institute

Peace Education Course: EMU Summer Peacebuilding Institute

Instructor: Ed Brantmeier Simply stated, peace education is education for the elimination of direct and indirect forms of violence (Harris and Morrison, 2002). How does one address bullying, implicit bias, ethnocentrism, physical fights, or institutional discrimination in schools, the workplace, and in the community? Participants will explore strategies to reduce violence that they identify in their local and wider contexts. We …

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Nonviolent Transformation of Conflicts - Online Course

2 credits / 6 weeks  16 Jan 2017 - 24 Feb 2017 Professor Mary E. King Revolutionary armed conflict was once considered the only way for oppressed peoples to change severe injustice and oppression. Bloodshed was deemed necessary, often justified by the cliché that what was taken by violence can only be retrieved by violence. In the last decades of …

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Knowledge

(Publications & Book Reviews)

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Transformative Peace Pedagogy: Fostering a Reflective, Critical, and Inclusive Praxis for Peace Studies

Transformative Peace Pedagogy: Fostering a Reflective, Critical, and Inclusive Praxis for Peace Studies

This article by Tony Jenkins offers a brief philosophical and pedagogical framework and rationale for transformative peace pedagogy as a preferred approach and philosophy of teaching and learning in peace studies. Transformative peace pedagogy fosters the development of a self-reflective praxis and nurtures a holistic, inclusive relationship between the inner (personal) and outer (political, action oriented) dimensions of peacebuilding. This praxis is the basis for both internal consideration and social and political action that is pursued by peace studies.

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Book Review: Peace education from the grassroots

Book Review: Peace education from the grassroots

"Peace education from the grassroots," edited by Ian M. Harris, is a volume in the Information Age Press series: Peace Education, edited by Laura Finley & Robin Cooper. This review, authored by Mallory Servais, is one in a series co-published by the Global Campaign for Peace Education and In Factis Pax: Journal of Peace Education and Social Justice toward promoting peace education scholarship.

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Change: History Learning and Human Rights Education

"Change: History Learning and Human Rights Education," a new book by Martin Gap, Felisa Tibbitts, Else Angel, Lea Fenner (Ed.), asks what opportunities offer combinations of human rights education and history learning for the empowerment of learners and for further development of both educational approaches? And what would such a combination look like in educational practice?

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Book Review - Building a peaceful society: creative integration of peace education

Book Review - Building a peaceful society: creative integration of peace education

"Building a peaceful society: creative integration of peace education" by Laura L. Finley, is a volume in the Information Age Press series: Peace Education, edited by Laura Finley & Robin Cooper. This review, authored by Christie Billups, is one in a series co-published by the Global Campaign for Peace Education and In Factis Pax: Journal of Peace Education and Social Justice toward promoting peace education scholarship.

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New Publication – The Oslo Forum 2016 Meeting Report

New Publication – The Oslo Forum 2016 Meeting Report

Co-hosted by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) and the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Oslo Forum regularly convenes conflict mediators, peacemakers, high level decision-makers and key peace process actors in a series of informal and discreet retreats. The overarching theme of the 2016 event was ‘Adapting to a new conflict landscape’, reflecting the emergent challenges mediators face in responding to the changing face of conflict.

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Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School

Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School

"Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School: 48 Character-Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent Bullying" is a new book by Naomi Drew with Christa Tinari. "Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School" focuses on positive and prosocial attitudes and behaviors that build a respectful and compassionate school environment, while also addressing the tough issues of prejudice, anger, exclusion, and bullying.

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Jobs & Funding

(Job Postings & Funding Opportunities)

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14 Social Innovation Fellowships You Need to Know

14 Social Innovation Fellowships You Need to Know

In the social impact space, fellowships are a great way to fuel that spark and build the skills crucial for high impact changemakering careers. Whether you are a recent graduate, a leader of a functioning social venture or a professional looking for a complete career shift, there is a fellowship out there for you. Check out this list of 14 social impact fellowship opportunities curated by Ashoka U.

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Global Kids seeks Director of Programs

Global Kids seeks Director of Programs

Global Kids, Inc. is seeking a highly qualified and experienced Director of Programs. The Director of Programs works hand in hand with the Executive Director to develop, support and oversee GK’s extensive school and center-based programs in New York City and Washington, DC, as well as special domestic and international initiatives. Application deadline: January 13, 2017.

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Columbia University Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) is now accepting applications for Fall 2017

Columbia University Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) is now accepting applications for Fall 2017

The Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) is now accepting applications for Fall 2017. HRAP is a unique and successful model of human rights capacity building based at Columbia University in New York City. More than 300 Advocates from over 80 countries have participated in this program since 1989. Applications are due January 31, 2017.

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Civic and Peace Education Manager - Mote Oo Education, Myanmar (Burma)

Civic and Peace Education Manager - Mote Oo Education, Myanmar (Burma)

Mote Oo Education is a small, community-focused organization which specializes in creating teacher training programs and quality educational materials for adults and young adults, mainly in the fields of teacher education, civics and peace education, life skills and social sciences. The Civic and Peace Education manager will be responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating Mote Oo's Civic Education and Peace Education Projects. Application deadline: December 15, 2016.

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