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Peace Education Program

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Outline for TWB's new teacher professional development program on Peace Education: PLEASE NOTE - THE DRAFTS BELOW ARE EARLY DRAFTS OF THE PEP. Please see scribd.com for the final version. Thank you!



Self-Study Guide

Group Study Guide


Unit 1: History, Core Concepts, and Scope of Peace Education 


1. History of Peace Education

2. Definitions

3. Key Peace Education Thinkers

     3.1. John Dewey

     3.2 Maria Montessori

     3.3 Paulo Freire

4. Core Concepts

     4.1 Negative and Positive Peace

     4.2 Peace Education as transformative practice

     4.3 Non-violent Resistance

     4.4 Culture of Peace

5. Scope of Peace Education

     5.1 Education for Peace (EFP) 

     5.2 Critical Peace Education

     5.3 Disarmament Education 

     5.4 Human Rights Education (Peace through Justice)

     5.5 Global citizenship education 

     5.6 Multicultural Education

     5.7 Gender and Peace Education

     5.8 Environmental Education

     5.9 Conflict Resolution Education 

     5.10 Futures Education       


Unit 2: From Theory to Practice: Towards a Peaceful Classroom, School, and Community


1. The Structure, Content and Form of Peace Education: Peace Education as Pedagogy 

     1.1 Effective Communication

     1.2 Questions

2. Teaching and Learning Approaches

     2.1 Attributes of a Peace Educator

     2.2 Experiential Education

           a. Holistic Education

           b. Participatory Education

           c. Cooperative Learning

           d. Service learning

 3. Integrating Peace Education into Classroom Practice

      3.1 Language Arts 

          a. Literature



               Children's Literature

          b. Creative Writing, Poetry and Modern Languages

      3.2 Social Studies

      3.3 Math

      3.4 Science

      3.5 Music

      3.6 Art 

4. Beyond Classroom Walls: Building a culture of peace in your school  

5. Evaluation and Action Research


Unit 3: Sample Classroom Resources and Best Practices


1. Introduction

2. Selected activities





1. Glossary of Terms (PDF File)

2. Compendium of Key Documents on Peace and Security in Africa (PDF File)

3. Compendium of Key Documents on Human Rights in Africa (PDF File)

4. UN documents and online resources on peace and Peace Education

5. Supplementary Resources/Bibliography (coming soon)

6. Standards for Peace Education

7. Universal Declaration of Human Rights 

8. Convention on the Rights of the Child



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