Educating for peace

Teaching for peace
Developing innovative peace education approaches
Providing education for peace
Improving education for peace
Educating about peacemaking
Teaching peacemaking
Instructing people to live with a worldview that maximizes nonviolent, noncompetitive ways of resolving conflicts.
UNESCO assists in the planning the development of human rights teaching and education for international understanding, cooperation and peace. Proposals are made for revision of curricula, textbooks and other teaching materials and teacher training schemes, taking into account the results of research dealing with the themes of peace and human rights.

In 1991, the Institute of Peace in the USA began to teach peacemaking issues in classrooms. The Institute's priorities for 1995 include, increasing its effort in education and training, and in the specialized areas of skills training in conflict resolution. In a short time in the USA, over 300 violence prevention programmes and 100 conflict resolution curricula have been made available by anti-violence groups to middle and high schools.

1. Our schools must be revered places of learning and their most valuable lessons are those that teach the wisdom of peace and the folly of war.

2. The educational dimension, in that it orientates action and indicates operational routes, is an essential part of the peace activist and human rights defender. It allows the acquisition of new resources of non-violent power, the capacity to promote shared fundamental values, creativity, planning, competence, co-operation and communication. The management of these resources of non-violent power is partly entrusted to people's diplomacy, which is distinct from, but not necessarily opposed to, the diplomacy of states.

Counter Claim:
Violence, competition and anger are natural, creative human responses, needing to be used appropriately in honouring the other as much as affirmation, cooperation, compassion and all other natural responses.
Constrained by:
Romanticizing peace
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (1100010946)
Union of Jewish-Islamic-Christian Dialogue and Peace Education (1100067262)
Catholic Education Association (1100058745)
n Commission (1100045863)
University (1100023634)
Palestinian-European-American Cooperation in Education (1100033380)
Peace Research, Education and Development (1100017724)
Movement - Educators for Peace and Mutual Understanding (1100027394)
Peace (1100037761)
ted Schools Project Network (1100061035)
Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (1100025546)
Abrams Peace Education Foundation (1100025750)
Institute on Peace Education (1100052271)
eseducatie (1100006222)
n Working Group (1100050272)
- Peace Education Centre (1100007738)
Peace and Justice, St Louis MO (1100041450)
Peace Movement of Educators (1100036002)
n Rights in Education (1100046669)
Research and Education Association (1100030601)
Peace Education of Tübingen (1100012271)
Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy (1100007133)
n Project, London (1100058516)
ce Education, Carrboro NC (1100014385)
ce Education and Research Association (1100023490)
University of Peoples Institutions for Peace (1100006935)
ncil for Peace and Global Education (1100001258)
Association of Educational Peace Officers (1100042435)
e Education Associates International (1100004323)
s for Peace Education and Training (1100044772)
lobal Education (1100049814)
n Center, Columbia University (1100031887)
ce Education and Conflict Resolution (1100033267)
Cetacean Education Research Centre (1100006455)
Education for Peace (1100031335)
e Institute (1100039519)
Educators for Peace (1100013453)
n University Network (1100043643)
n for Peace Education (1100037944)
ducation Fund (1100049847)
tional Centre of Human Education - Cooperation for Peace (1100058235)
Association of Educators for Peace (1100006252)
Type Classification:
F: Exceptional strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal