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Many Peaces in Iraq: Creating a Foundation for Conflict Transformation Through Peace Studies

The UNDP-funded project, “Education for Peace in the Iraqi Higher Education System,” was designed to address conflict through a combination of community-level programming, curriculum development with the Iraqi Universities Consortium for Peace Studies, and government engagement through the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research. This culminated in the development of the first national Diploma for Peace and Conflict Studies, which will be piloted later this year.

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“Social Education for Human Survival”

Commenting on her 1975 publication, “A Social Education for Human Survival: A Synthesis of Practices in International Education and Peace Studies,” Betty Reardon asserts that teachers should be provided with the rationale that underlies the curricula they are called upon to teach, and urges attention to “the ecological imperative,” the need for peace education to confront human responsibility for the survival of the planet.

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