Transform.Ed Briefing #35
Inside the Briefing: We highlight the importance of peace education in schools, explore classroom skills that foster peace and productivity, and grasp why it’s crucial for prosperous societies!
“Education is, quite simply, peacebuilding by another name. It is the most effective form of defense spending there is.”
- Kofi Annan
In a world where peace is a norm for a few, a privilege for some, and a distant dream for some others, UNICEF’s approach to peace education offers some respite. It broadly emphasizes planning, managing, and delivering educational services, both formal and informal, in conflict-sensitive, equitable, and accountable ways to create mechanisms for dialogue and cooperation, build individual and institutional capacities, and strengthen positive relationships among groups.
As we aim to enhance our understanding and promote best practices in education for peacebuilding, our approach assumes a pivotal role in determining our success. In line with this, we asked our readers in the last poll to identify the most effective activity for imparting peace education. The results were evenly split between two options: 50% of participants believed that community service projects are an effective approach to fostering education for peace, while the remaining 50% opted for the power of storytelling.
With these insights at hand, some critical questions come to the fore, including how can we encourage young people to be proactive peacebuilders? How can we effectively foster storytelling as an art and skill to amplify diverse voices within our learning spaces? How can we ensure continued access to conflict-sensitive education in regions affected by conflicts? Lastly, how should we extend these lessons beyond the classrooms, into our local communities?
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