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[Dr. Babano] Peace Education: a Pathway to the Culture of the Heart…


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Date: Dec. 7th 2013 …

Date: Dec. 7th 2013
Session: Interfaith Partnerships: Addressing the Roots of Conflict: Case Studies in Applying Universal Principles and Shared Values
Speaker: Dr. Estrella Babano: Former Regional Director, Department of Education, Republic of the Philippines

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  • 1. Peace Education a Pathway to the Culture of the Heart… DR. ESTRELLA ABID-BABANO, CESO III Chairperson Mindanao Peace Initiatives L/O/G/O
  • 2. Background: The Mindanao that we know today is a land of mixed faith, cultures and beliefs. Cultural diversity defines and influences the relationships among the tri-people. It’s one reality that we Mindanaons face, along with some advantages and disadvantages that come with it.
  • 3. Background: Cultural differences tend to make it more complicated and difficult for three groups of people to know and relate with each other, or li together in a community. You have a situation that tends to lend itself to misunderstanding, mistrust and mutual suspicion, chauvinism, or animosity.
  • 4. Background: But the tri-people share the same fundamental belief in justice, democracy and selfdetermination. Peace Education aims to foster the values and attitudes conducive to living harmoniously and peacefully amid cultural diversity. It seeks to achieve state of oneness among the tri-peoples. Thus, it works to promote tolerance good well and respect for understanding of diversity among young people.
  • 5. Legal Basis  UNESCO’s goal of promoting international understanding and peace through education;  1996 Final Peace Agreement;  Executive Order 570;  RDCX Resolution 50, s. 2006;  In consonance with the EFA and MDG Goals 2015;  Education can only be effectively attained in an environment of PEACE.
  • 6. Legal Basis  UNESCO’s Goals & Vision and Mission  Education for international understanding;  Education for sustainable development/learning through out life;  Education for the construction of lasting peace.
  • 7. Legal Basis  In consonance with the EFA and MDG 2015  EO 570 – Institutionalizing peace education in the Basic Education Curriculum and Teacher Education.  HB 6624 – Peace in Mindanao Academy authored by Rep. Ariel Hernandez. Act
  • 8. Legal Basis  DepED Memo 469 s.2008 – states that all Education Institution includes peace education courses and activities  DepED Memo 14 s.2013 – DepED Peace Movement in Mindanao
  • 9. Introduction:  The Peace Education Initiatives Build on one simple proposition: We all want Peace.  We take inspiration from the words of Mahatma Gandhi – “If we are to reach real peace in the world and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children”…
  • 10. and the words of Maria Montessori ring true: “If salvation and help are to come, it is through the child, for the child is the builder of man – she is “promise of mankind”  Working for peace requires particular urgency, not apart from the children, but through the children;
  • 11. Peace Education Initiatives: The Heart of Education is the Education of the Heart. Formation of values is the foremost concerns of education. Peace is a process. It is dynamic and holistic. We can not just put it in paper and forget about it. It must be nurtured and taught to the pupils and teachers as well. Education is the permanent solution to our situation.
  • 12. Guidepost of Peace Harmony with: God Self Others Environment
  • 13. Peace Education Framework Teacher As Learner Learner As Teacher Source:
  • 14. Peace Education Initiatives School of Peace  Peace Class  Integration of Peace concepts  Instructional Materials  Teacher and Schools Heads training  Peace Education Council
  • 15. Peace Education Initiatives School of Peace  Restructuring of Schools  Learning Hubs  Peace Parks  Peace Gardens  Peace Walls
  • 16. Peace Education Initiatives Support Activities  Peace Village  Sports for Peace  Bola hindi Bala  Kids say no to Guns Converting arms to Farms
  • 17. Peace Education Initiatives Support Activities  Community immersion  Peace Festival  Inter-faith forum  Peace Congress and symposium  Twinning Programs  Cultural exchange
  • 18. IMPLICATIONS Promotion of culture of peace respect and tolerance in a multi cultural diversity. Healthy co existence regardless of cultural differences religious beliefs and multi racial ethnicity.
  • 19. IMPLICATIONS Sustainable development and peace stabilization. Establish strong partnership between government civil societies and faith based organization.
  • 20. “It is only by investing in the creation of a new culture of peace in the present generation that lasting universal peace would be achieved”
  • 21. Thank You and Wassalam!