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Peace and Human Rights Education

Johns Hopkins School of Education

Type of Program:

Certificate/Cont. Ed/ Prof. Dev.

In her introduction to the Encyclopedia of Peace Education, Monisha Bajaj writes: “One of the founding principles of peace education initiatives is that learners can develop a sense of possibility that enables them to become agents of social change.” The aim of this course is not just to present the theoretical foundations of peace education but to also engage educators in translating theory into practice and in thinking critically about how peace education can most effectively enter their classrooms, schools, and communities.

If wars begin in the human mind, then it is through our minds – through education – that war can be vanquished by peace. This course can make a difference. Dr. Fred Mednick, Founder of Teachers Without Borders and Assistant Professor at the School of Education, will be the online instructor, along with notable guests.