The Ministry of Education of the Dominican Republic (MINERD) has developed a program, The National Strategy for a Culture of Peace, aimed at fostering a culture of peace and peaceful conflict resolution in the educational community.
Poetic Offerings for Peace is offering a new resource, aimed at young people, including daily uploads of a poem or a piece of reflective writing, an image, and activity.
In this AC4 Columbia podcast interview, Felisa Tibbitts shares about her work creating a peace and sustainable development curricula for Myanmar.
The overall goal of this book is to provide educators with the basic knowledge base as well as the skill and value orientations associated with educating for a culture of peace.
This package contains Technical Guidelines and Capacity Development training modules on policy, program design and curriculum planning to integrate peace and conflict prevention into all aspects of the education system. It is meant for curriculum developers and planners from Africa.
In recent years, it has become common practice within post-conflict countries to introduce peace education or human rights courses into the school curricula. Unfortunately teachers in post-conflict situations may carry deep psychological scars and prejudices. Unless they are given the necessary support to deal with these issues they are unlikely to be effective in implementing a peace education course.
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.