Peace Education Training for Philippine Colleges of Education
The Center for Peace Education of Miriam College (CPE-MC) organized a training for faculty teams from Philippine Colleges of Education May 19-20, 2016, in cooperation with the Philippine Association for Teacher Education, and with funding support from the Samuel Rubin Foundation. The workshop sought to introduce the participants to the knowledge base, attitudes and skills that comprise peace education as well as on the teaching approaches and strategies compatible with educating for peace. It also sought to encourage the participants to integrate peace education into the professional education courses beginning SY 2016-2017.
This type of training is deemed strategic and significant because it means reaching a very important sector, that is, the teacher educators, who have in their hands the great potential of influencing future generations of teachers and, through these teachers, countless future students and young people.
There were twenty-eight (28) participants (Ps) from sixteen (16) institutions representing state universities and private colleges from various parts of the country. They have come from as far north as the Ilocos region and as far south as Palawan. This training is the fifth in a series of trainings since 2010 that the CPE-MC has conducted.