12 February 2010

Learning About Peace

It is another very pleasant day in the town of Dorothea. The sun is shining and the temperature is in the mid 20s celsius. Yet all I can really say is that my day has been quite pleasant, so far. Later this afternoon, I have an appointment with my doctor and expect to have some rather intrusive medical tests.

This morning, I have been doing some research on the topic of peace education. Do you know much about the topic? How might peace be appropriately taught? Does the success of peace education depend on how it is taught in each social context?


Wikipedia - Peace education

Although it is important to teach children and young adults about the strategies for harmonious living, it is even more important to ensure that the social contexts in which people live are taken into consideration. Families, neighbours and work groups require a shared awareness of how peace can be maintained and sustained.

2 comments:

  1. This is a mainstream program, Via, but I believe the best way to teach peace is to Be Peace and be a wonderful role model.

    http://www.otago.ac.nz/humanities/ncpacs/

    cheers Melanie

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  2. Hello Melanie and thank you for the very useful link.

    I am sure peace should be on the curriculum of every school and university in the world. Here is a link that may be of interest to you:

    http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/Home

    Best wishes, Via

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