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Peace education presentation

  1. 12. The Face of Child Labour
  2. 29. “ Works of Love are Works of Peace” Mother Teresa
  3. 37. Teaching for Peace and Social Justice
  4. 38. The Key to Peace and Justice…. EDUCATION!!
  5. 39. The Art of Living in Peace is Teaching Peace
  6. 40. What is Peace Education? Peace education is a participatory holistic process that includes teaching for and about democracy and human rights, nonviolence, social and economic justice, gender equality, environmental sustainability, disarmament, traditional peace practices, international law, and human security
  7. 41. Inspiring our Kids! <ul><li>Learning from inspirational people! </li></ul><ul><li>Mahatma Ghandi </li></ul><ul><li>Mother Teresa </li></ul><ul><li>Romeo Dallaire </li></ul><ul><li>Nelson Mandela </li></ul><ul><li>Dalai Lama </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King </li></ul>
  8. 44. Personalizing the Story… <ul><li>Use examples of real life scenarios and put a face and name to a story/conflict/social justice issue </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a personal connection </li></ul><ul><li>Make it personal </li></ul><ul><li>Use current events (Haiti Disaster) </li></ul><ul><li>The power of media (Images/video) </li></ul>
  9. 46. Devastation in Haiti
  10. 47. The Power of One <ul><li>Challenging ego centralism </li></ul><ul><li>Conquering out of mind out of sight </li></ul><ul><li>Craig Kielburger’s dream (feeling small in a big world) </li></ul>
  11. 49. Peace Education Around the World <ul><li>Within the wide range of different peace education programs, a common general objective can be found. They all aim to foster changes that will make the world a better, more humane place. </li></ul><ul><li>Different educational systems in various states around the world have provided peace education throughout the twentieth century up until today. </li></ul>
  12. 50. Peace Education Around the World <ul><li>A review of the programs of education for peace in different states indicates that they differ considerably in terms of ideology, objectives, emphasis, curricula, contents, and practices. </li></ul><ul><li>Peace education is often a mirror of the political, societal, and economic agenda for a given society, because peace objectives often contain a direct challenge to the present state of a society within the suggestions for change. </li></ul>
  13. 51. Australia and Peace Education <ul><li>In Australia peace education focuses on challenging ethnocentrism, cultural chauvinism, and violence, on the one hand, and promoting cultural diversity, nuclear disarmament, and conflict resolution on the other. </li></ul>
  14. 52. Japan and Peace Education <ul><li>In Japan peace education mostly targets issues of nuclear disarmament, militarism, and the nature of responsibility for acts of violence performed in the past. </li></ul>
  15. 53. South America and Peace Education <ul><li>In South America, peace education is preoccupied with structural violence, human rights, and economic inequality. </li></ul>
  16. 54. United States and Peace Education <ul><li>In the United States, peace education programs often concern prejudice, violence, and environmental issues. </li></ul>
  17. 55. Role of Educators <ul><li>Peace education mobilizes teachers to take part in a campaign for change! </li></ul><ul><li>The educational system fulfills the peace education mission for society through the schools, which have the authority, the legitimacy, the means, and the conditions to carry it out. Schools are often the only institution that society can formally, intentionally, and extensively use to achieve this mission. </li></ul>
  18. 56. How Do Schools Implement Peace and Social Justice Education? <ul><li>Set objectives for peace education </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Through the contents of the textbooks and instructional materials </li></ul><ul><li>Set guidelines for organizing the political climate in the schools </li></ul><ul><li>Add extracurricular programs </li></ul><ul><li>Train teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Instruct schools to show initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Oblige students to participate in this learning </li></ul>
  19. 57. The Importance of Peace Education <ul><li>“ Peace education provides hope for a better future </li></ul><ul><li>for the younger members of society, because it </li></ul><ul><li>indicates that their society is aware of its ills and is </li></ul><ul><li>striving to remedy them in order to build a better </li></ul><ul><li>place to live. Such hope is essential as it provides </li></ul><ul><li>goals towards a better future and places it within </li></ul><ul><li>their grasp; for without such goals, society is </li></ul><ul><li>doomed to decline and decay.” </li></ul><ul><li>Daniel Bar-Tal, 2002 </li></ul>