Activity Reports

United Movement to End Child Soldiering: reflections from our work

United Movement to End Child Soldiering, based in Washington, DC, is partnered with UMECS: The Center for Peace, Education and Development, a Republic of Uganda based NGO, to fulfill a mutually shared mission: to support secondary school and higher education for children and youth affected by conflict and poverty, together with school-based peace education and guidance and counseling programs, and help to build cultures of peace to prevent new wars. Following are excerpts from their 2015 year-end newsletter. [continue reading…]

Features

Making global citizenship education possible for refugees

Ozlem Eskiocak Oguzertem, the Human Rights Education Programme Coordinator of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) shares the story of UNRWA’s efforts at introducing and integrating Global Citizenship Education (GCE) through its Human Rights, Conflict Resolution and Tolerance Education Programme. “Global citizenship for all is a long-term endeavour. At UNRWA, we recognize our part in the evolutionary process of GCE and take action to engage refugees in this process.” [continue reading…]

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Curricula

Intro to Conflict Styles

This free resource for teachers and trainers of conflict styles provides a 3 minute visual introduction to concepts underlying conflict styles. It is often used in a 1-2 hour workshop devoted to conflict styles but can also be used as to give a quick over-view of what a conflict style is. [continue reading…]

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Publications

Free downloadable Trainers Guide to Successful Conflict Styles Workshops

This 25 page guide by Dr. Ron Kraybill, a veteran peace educator and trainer with 30 years of experience throughout the world, is designed to enable anyone with basic skills in group facilitation to lead a conflict styles workshop. Step-by-step outline with many samples of suggested trainer inputs includes training exercises, suggestions for opening and closing, a section on culture and conflict, discussion questions, and a roleplay. [continue reading…]

Activity Reports

Vive la Educación y la estrategia RESPIRA

Save the Children, a través del proyecto Vive la Educación y la estrategia Respira, mejora el bienestar y la atención plena en ocho instituciones educativas del sur-occidente de Colombia. Casi 4000 docentes y estudiantes mejoran su atención y bienestar en zonas afectadas por el conflicto armado en el sur-occidente de Colombia desde 2013. Gracias al financiamiento de la Embajada de Canadá y la estrategia RESPIRA, ocho escuelas rurales y urbanas de Cauca y Nariño trabajan la convivencia pacífica y la resiliencia personal. [continue reading…]

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Research

Education for International Understanding: An Idea Gaining Ground (1996)

This brochure is a partial follow-up to the 44th session of the International Conference on Education (ICE), “Appraisal and Perspectives of Education for International Understanding,” held in 1994 in Geneva, Switzerland. Despite the complexity of the challenges facing a rapidly changing world, the range of actions described in this work reflect a common will and offer further suggestions for a “new philosophy of education,” that would incorporate some positive moral values common to all countries. [continue reading…]

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Research

What Have Peace Education Commission Papers Dealt with in the 1990s? Comments on a Guide to Five Conference Reports.

Five international conferences were held during the 1990s by the Peace Education Commission, a semi-independent subgroup of the International Peace Research Association. The conferences were held in Groningen (The Netherlands), Firenze (Italy), Kyoto (Japan), Budapest (Hungary), and Valletta (Malta). This document is a brief commentary on the topics covered by the 124 papers presented at these conferences. [continue reading…]

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Research

Six International Conferences of PEC (The Peace Education Commission) 1990-94

The Peace Education Commission (PEC) of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) arranged five conferences between 1990-1994 in Groningen (The Netherlands), Firenze (Italy), Kyoto (Japan), Budapest (Hungary) and Valletta (Malta). A conference report for each was published. This guide facilitates reference to contributions in peace-related education during this time. [continue reading…]

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Research

Trends in Peace Education (1998)

This ERIC Digest reviews the development and status of peace education in the United States in 1998. After briefly surveying the peace education movement from its origins with a small group of educators in New England in the 1800s through its stigmatization as being anti-American during periods of hot and cold war, the Digest devotes more attention to recent trends of the 1980s and 1990s. [continue reading…]