French
Spanish
GLOBAL MOVEMENT FOR A CULTURE OF PEACE

On the left below, please find an article for the Culture of Peace News Network and on the right the discussion related to this article. You are invited to read and join in the discussion by clicking on any of the questions listed here, or, if you wish, you may enter a new discussion question as described on the bottom of this page. Please take the time to check one of the boxes below as to whether this article should be given a high priority, a medium priority or no priority

Learn Write Read Home About Us Discuss Search Subscribe Contact
by program area
by region
by category
by recency
United Nations and Culture of Peace
Global Movement for a Culture of Peace
Values, Attitudes, Actions
Rules of the Game
Submit an Article
Become a CPNN Reporter


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 teaching peace. 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 education. Click here to take part in the survey.



click on photo to enlarge

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 submitted.

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.

(Thank you to the Newsletter of the Global Campaign for Peace Education for this article.)

DISCUSSION

Question(s) related to this article:


Higher education for peace, How can young people find support for their studies?

* * * * *

Latest reader comment:

The Michigan, USA Chapter of Veterans For Peace (Chapter 93) has a "Peace Studies Scholarship" for those from Michigan who are studying peace at an institution of higher education.


This report was posted on January 13, 2015.