At the June 6-8 2023 global conference, National Coordinators of the UNESCO Associated Schools Network reinforced the network’s importance as a laboratory of ideas for educational quality and innovation by endorsing the “70th Anniversary Declaration”.
The Ministry of Education and Sports in Uganda is implementing the Peace Education and Prevention of Violent Extremism project with support from UNESCO’s International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa. A one-day workshop was organized for stakeholder engagement in Kampala on July 29 intended to share experiences on peace education and prevention of violent extremism in selected teacher training institutions in Uganda.
Graines de Paix is hiring its Director to lead forward its growing operations. He/she will be responsible for operations and administration, driving the healthy growth of the organisation in response to the current societal challenges regarding education and societal cohesion. Application deadline: February 7.
bell hooks, the acclaimed and celebrated feminist author, educator, activist, and scholar passed away Dec. 15 at the age of 69. She made significant contributions to the field of peace and social justice education, penning several books and essays on the power and nature of transformative pedagogies to transgress oppressions.
The Berghof Foundation from Germany, partner for many years with Peace Boat on numerous educational programmes, organized a one-week online seminar on Transformative Peace Education focusing on topics including methods of conflict transformation, violence and nonviolence in the education system, peace education in the context of forced migration, and the potentials and limits of digital peace education.
“Thinking about how the world might be and envisioning a society characterized by justice are the essence of conceptualizing the conditions that comprise positive peace. If we are to educate for peace, both teachers and students need to have some notion of the transformed world we are educating for.” – Betty Reardon
“Seeking to dismantle a power imbalance that legitimizes racist acts of violence, without addressing those classroom practices and the racial hierarchies in our curricula, perpetuates systemic racism. Only a transformative pedagogy, founded on racial justice, will allow us to realize our ideals of diversity and inclusivity.” – Tauheedah Baker