Danielle Whisnant outlines how contemporary issues that permeate nearly every aspect of American life and hinder effective foreign policy interventions can begin to be remedied by a reorientation of public education towards peace education cross-disciplinarily.
educational policy & advocacy
Ensuring education genuinely prepares learners to become active and engaged in the promotion of peaceful and just societies requires well-prepared and motivated teachers and educators, inclusive school policies, youth participation, and innovative pedagogies, among other measures. To help countries transform their education systems with this objective in mind, UNESCO is revising one of its landmark normative instruments: the Recommendation concerning education for international understanding, co-operation and peace and education for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
The Global Campaign for Peace Education, in consultation with UNESCO, is supporting the review process of the 1974 Recommendation Concerning Education for International Understanding, Co-operation and Peace. We strongly encourage your participation in this survey, a significant opportunity to contribute your voice to global policy supporting peace education. The deadline to respond is March 1.
The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) seeks an Education Policy Officer to contribute to policy analysis relevant to Sustainable Development Goal 4.7 towards education for building peaceful and sustainable societies across the world. Application deadline: October 31.
A National Encounter on Peace Education in Colombia will take place Oct 7-9. Join a special zoom session organized by Fundacion Escuelas de Paz on October 8.
Gender equality, education for peace, education for responsible consumption and sustainable development, and education for health, including affective-sexual health, are some of the pedagogical principles of the new primary education curriculum that the Government of Spain is preparing for the 2022/21 academic year.
Alongside researchers and practitioners in peace education, this January 27 webinar explored the findings of the new report from International Alert and the British Council, “Peace education in formal schools: Why is it important and how can it be done?” The report discusses what peace education in schools looks like, its potential impact, and how it might be realized in practice.