Where in the World to Study Peace Education? Help us Build a Global Directory
an article by Global Campaign for Peace Education
There is a growing demand for peace education, yet
few know of the learning opportunities that exist
for gaining knowledge, developing capacities, and
building the fundamental pedagogical skills for
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To address this lack of availability of
information, the Global Campaign for Peace
Education, in partnership with the International
Institute on Peace Education and the National
Peace Academy, is conducting a survey to inventory
programs, courses, and workshops in peace
We need your help to build this inventory. If you
are running a program, teaching a course, or are
currently a student studying peace education, or
have the necessary information about such a
program, please take a few moments to complete our
online form. We are interested in gathering
information about current formal (university
based), informal (conferences, non-university
based trainings) and non-formal (independent,
citizen-based) programs of study and ongoing
trainings and workshops. Preliminary results
will be published in April.
There is already sufficiently rich data related to
peace studies programs, thus for this survey we
are seeking to gather information specifically
related to peace education programming. Elements
specific to education, teaching and/or learning
should be prominent in the courses that are
Peace education programming might be broken down
into two broad categories 1) the study of
education (systems, philosophy, pedagogy) and its
role in building peace, and 2) teacher and
learning facilitator training and preparation in
peace education (theory, methodology, pedagogy).
More simply stated, these categories are 1) the
study of peace education and 2) preparation for
the practice of peace education.
Programs, courses and trainings in these areas
might include - but are not limited to - study of
the philosophy of education, critical pedagogy,
democratic education / citizenship education,
emergency education, critical race theory, urban
education, social justice education, restorative
practices, conflict resolution (and mediation)
education, development studies, human rights
education and learning, gender equity and equality
and women’s empowerment.
In general, we are interested in courses oriented
towards adult learners or educators, not programs
offered directly to students in schools.
to enter your information.
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What is the relation between peace and education?,
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Letter from Mohatma Gandhi to Maria Montessori.
To Madame Montessori
Even as you, out of your love for children, are endeavoring to teach children, through your numerous institution, the best that can be brought out of them, even so, I hope that it will be possible not only for the children of the wealthy and the well-to-do, but for the children of paupers to receive training of this nature. You have very truly remarked that if we are to reach real peace in this world and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with children and if they will grow up in their natural innocence, we won't have the struggle, we won't have to pass fruitless idle resolutions, but we shall go from love to love and peace to peace, until at last all the corners of the world are covered with that peace and love for which, consciously or unconsciously, the whole world is hungering.
Mohatma Gandhi, Young India, 19-11-''31