peace education presentation
The Face of Child LabourThe Face of Child Labour
““Works of Love areWorks of Love are Works of Peace” Works of Peace”
Teaching for Peace and Social Justice
The Key to Peace and Justice….EDUCATION!!
The Art of Living in Peace is Teaching Peace
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
Inspiring our Kids!
Learning from inspirational people!
• Mahatma Ghandi
• Mother Teresa
• Romeo Dallaire
• Nelson Mandela
• Dalai Lama
• Martin Luther King
Personalizing the Story…
• Use examples of real life scenarios and put a face and name to a story/conflict/social justice issue
• Establish a personal connection
• Make it personal
• Use current events (Haiti Disaster)
• The power of media (Images/video)
Devastation in Haiti
The Power of One
• Challenging ego centralism
• Conquering out of mind out of sight
• Craig Kielburger’s dream (feeling small in a big world)
Peace Education Around the World
• 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.
• Different educational systems in various states around the world have provided peace education throughout the twentieth century up until today.
Peace Education Around the World
• 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.
• 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.
Australia and Peace EducationIn 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.
Japan and Peace Education
In Japan peace education mostly targets issues of nuclear disarmament, militarism, and the nature of responsibility for acts of
violence performed in the past.
South America and Peace Education
In South America, peace education is preoccupied with structural violence,
human rights, and economic inequality.
United States and Peace EducationIn the United States, peace education
programs often concern prejudice, violence, and environmental issues.
Role of Educators
• Peace education mobilizes teachers to take part in a campaign for change!
• 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.
How Do Schools Implement Peace and Social Justice Education?
• Set objectives for peace education
• Prepare the curriculum
• Through the contents of the textbooks and instructional materials
• Set guidelines for organizing the political climate in the schools
• Add extracurricular programs
• Train teachers• Instruct schools to
show initiative• Oblige students to
participate in this learning
The Importance of Peace Education“Peace education provides hope for a better future
for the younger members of society, because it
indicates that their society is aware of its ills and is
striving to remedy them in order to build a better
place to live. Such hope is essential as it provides
goals towards a better future and places it within
their grasp; for without such goals, society is
doomed to decline and decay.”
Daniel Bar-Tal, 2002