Today’s UK school system prepares pupils for a future that simply does not exist. This extraordinary failing has led young people to self-organise and demand school-based education that acknowledges and responds to the defining challenge of their lives: the climate crisis.
The “Peace Education in Teacher Training” workshop, organized by Kocaeli University Faculty of Education, took placeJanuary 18-19, 2018 at the Ness Hotel in Kocaeli. The aim of the workshop was to understand the diversity of students in schools in Turkey and the United Kingdom and to share knowledge and experience for peace education.
Under the UK’s “Prevent” policy, nurseries, schools and universities are treated as places where the growth of radical extremism may be undermined. Educators are expected to instil “British values” in their students while also being on the lookout for signs of extremist behaviour or attitudes, which they are required to report. By contrast, when working in other parts of the world, the UK government encourages a different approach – peace education.