How can we promote a human rights, peace based education?

Here is a comment about this question from CPNN reporter Janet Hudgins:

We teach the science of war on an even and equal basis with the 3Rs and we maintain it with more resources than any other school. Further, we have done this consistently for a couple of thousand years, long before education was institutionalized for all children. And we have never questioned the wisdom of teaching millions of civilians how to kill while never giving the same credence, or any for that matter, to the science of peace, the study of anti-war, of reconciliation. With this inured mindset leaders choose to fund boot camps and officer training colleges and by omission deprive youth of the better choice.

If we can teach war and violence with such commitment to suit the purposes of generals and the arms trade, where are the rest of us who have a greater need for peace and conciliation than anyone anywhere has for the killing fields? Why have civilians not demanded peace education long ago and why don’t we have it now?

Below are articles in CPNN about this question:

Australia: Conference Calls for Mainstreaming Human Rights Education

Presentation in Abidjan of a training manual on the culture of peace and social cohesion

FINOM participates in Meeting of the National Pact for the Promotion of Respect for Diversity, Culture of Peace and Human Rights

Where to Study Peace Education: A Global Directory

Africa: Through Peace Education, Youth Can Become Vanguards of Peace in the Great Lakes

UNESCO Initiates Peace Education Project in Northern Rakhine State of Myanmar with Support from the Belgium Government

PAG 7th International Youth Summer School underway (The Gambia)

Institutionalizing an Academic Path for Future Peacebuilders (USA)

International Institute on Peace Education 2013 – Puerto Rico

Instituto Internacional de Educación para la Paz 2013 – Puerto Rico

International Institute on Peace Education 2012

Fundació Catalunya Voluntària team receives UNV Online Volunteering Award 2011

National Peace Academy – 2012 Update

Education on the rights of the children: a strategy for peace

Union teachers will promote a culture of peace in the classroom

Maestros del SNTE promoverán en las aulas la cultura de la paz

Children voting for Human Rights

Recent Actitivities of APCEIU: The Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding

International Symposium on Peace Education – Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Training Workshop on Educational Policy and Education for International Understanding

Educating where schools don’t

The Gift of an Education

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