Curriculum & Training

Peace and conflict resolution education cannot be complete unless they involve all parties engaged in the educational process: students, teachers and parents or guardians. Peace education should be:

  • internationally-oriented
  • local context-related and
  • process-oriented

It is essential for a country to include peace education in its educational curriculum to provide future generations with the necessary skills to resolve issues peaceably. Peace education cannot be taught using a didactic approach. Rather, exploratory and social inquiry approaches are recommended.

The social inquiry process involves that students:

  1. Start with a theory or problem
  2. Research and collect data
  3. Create a hypothesis or solution (like a traveling peace exhibit to share with other schools or the community to spark peace dialogues
  4. Share the hypothesis or solution with peers
  5. Attain input
  6. Make modifications to the model and sharing again
  7. Disseminate solutions

Inclusive social initiatives, such as peer groups and peer educators can help change harmful practices such as child marriage.