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Question: How do we promote a human rights, peace based education? CPNN article: The Gift of an Education
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Posted: Dec. 31 1999,17:00

This discussion question applies to the following articles:

The Gift of an Education
Educating where schools don’t
Training Workshop on Educational Policy and Education for International Understanding
International Symposium on Peace Education – Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Recent Actitivities of APCEIU: The Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding
Children voting for Human Rights
Maestros del SNTE promoverán en las aulas la cultura de la paz
Union teachers will promote a culture of peace in the classroom
Education on the rights of the children: a strategy for peace
National Peace Academy - 2012 Update
Fundació Catalunya Voluntària team receives UNV Online Volunteering Award 2011
International Institute on Peace Education 2012
Instituto Internacional de Educación para la Paz 2013 - Puerto Rico
International Institute on Peace Education 2013 - Puerto Rico
Institutionalizing an Academic Path for Future Peacebuilders (USA)
PAG 7th International Youth Summer School underway (The Gambia)
UNESCO Initiates Peace Education Project in Northern Rakhine State of Myanmar with Support from the Belgium Government
Africa: Through Peace Education, Youth Can Become Vanguards of Peace in the Great Lakes
Where to Study Peace Education: A Global Directory
FINOM participates in Meeting of the National Pact for the Promotion of Respect for Diversity, Culture of Peace and Human Rights

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Posted: Dec. 04 2004,18:55

I can relate to Anna's school experience.  In America children are taught by society at a very young age that a sports/art/musical based talent will make you wealthy and powerful.  But usually the words talent and intelligence are not placed hand in hand.  The American education system emphasizes that education will give a person upward mobility. In turn the opportunity for a more prestigious job, which will enable someone to become wealthy and powerful?  However the education system does not teach us that education for the sake of learning is a gift and a reward in itself.  
It is important for adults to encourage today's children to use their intelligence as their talent and consider education a gift.
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Posted: Mar. 04 2015,12:16

The best ways to teach peace to children pre-K to 12:
1. Create schools and classrooms where children live and learn in environments that foster kindness and caring with empathy, respect for everyone and personal responsibility for all that you say and do.
2. Teach the concept of human rights and dignity and the skills of critical thinking and peaceful conflict resolution.
3. Integrate and infuse the concepts and skills in all curriculum subject areas so children develop into knowledgeable and thoughtful world citizens who feel empowered to make the world better for everyone and who are not afraid to take on the  political establishment.

Our world leaders of tomorrow are in our classrooms today. What a wonderful opportunity educators have to impact our quest for that elusive culture of peace!

If you want to receive by pdf, our Newsletter with resources and ideas for educators, please contact me:

Jeanne Morascini, Founder
Curriculum of Hope for a Peaceful World
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Janet Hudgins
Posted: Jan. 01 2016,14:46

Question: what is the relation between peace and education?

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?
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