Member of Parliament Alhaji Abdul-Rashid Pelpuo said he will soon embark on a peace education project in the three Northern Regions in the Savana belt of Ghana.
ew UNESCO policy paper shows that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if all adults completed secondary school. Yet, new data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) show persistently high out-of-school rates in many countries, making it likely that completion levels in education will remain well below that target for generations to come.
The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a new Resolution on the right to education within the framework of its 35th session, which stresses UNESCO’s lead role for Sustainable Development Goal 4
More efforts are needed to mainstream values like tolerance and the appreciation of cultural diversity within National Education Policies
An analysis of different themes and concepts associated with Global Citizenship Education (GCED) reveals that within the main topics associated with GCED, appreciation of cultural diversity and tolerance are less likely to be reflected in national education policies, curriculum and teacher education.
Educating children and young people as agents of positive social change is of vital importance in Myanmar, especially during this critical period. The new education policies in the country should not only be linked to concerns about learning and cognition in schools but also to internal conflicts. Their potential to aggravate or ameliorate conflicts also needs to be thoroughly analysed.
UN General Assembly President calls on universities to integrate teaching of Sustainable Development Goals
The President of the General Assembly appeals to Deans of universities and institutions of higher learning asking for their support to make the Sustainable Development Goals an integral part of their research, teaching and studies.
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.
In this brief, Vishnu Kannan of the Roosevelt Institute argues that to address school bullying, the Michigan State Board of Education should require public high schools to offer an alternative to the ninth-grade world history requirement that analyzes theories and applications of nonviolence and various causes of conflict, in order to provide students with the skills to mediate conflict in their daily lives.
The 2017 Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Global Citizenship Education (GCED) Network Meeting under the theme ‘’Identifying Strategies and Solidifying Regional Action for GCED’’ was held April 6-7 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Co-organized by the UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa and the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding, the meeting had three objectives: (1) to strengthen delivery mechanisms of GCED programmes towards improving impact and ensuring inclusive participation; (2) to improve the scope and outreach of GCED programmes within the region; and (3) to catalyze political engagement and leadership to ensure commitment of stakeholders.
The 2010 Education for All Global Monitoring Report revealed that the history taught at both primary and secondary levels propagated a version of the past based largely on colonial stereotypes and interpretations of Rwandan history, which supported the political ideology during that period and established fertile ground for conflict and genocide. What is taught to students has a lifelong impact on them and determines, to a large extent, their perception of life and their future decisions. This is precisely what informed the introduction of integrated genocide ideology studies so that a new generation of ‘clean minds’ is molded in the quest for a genocide ideology-free Rwanda.
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is becoming an integral part of national education policies
Country reports from UNESCO Member States reveal that more than half have integrated ESD into their national education policies. The development of specific education policies on sustainable development appears to lag behind the rate at which the education sector is integrating an overall ESD agenda in national education policies.
UNESCO commissioned an analysis of country reports and found that Global Citizenship education is present in the curriculum across countries, but it is not as likely for it to be included in pre-service and in-service teacher education.
The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has intensified civic education in schools, on duties of the citizenry and the promotion of peaceful co-existence in the Bawku municipality and its environs.
A new Peace, Education and Reconciliation Unit (PERU) was declared open in Pakistan. PERU was established with the objective of promoting and facilitating peace and reconciliation related education for school children.