Empowering civic activism toward a culture of peace.
The first and foremost responsibility of PEACE EDUCATORS is to move and motivate institutions/universities to start courses on PEACE as a professional course. In addition all schools of the world must teach basics of Peace to build peaceful citizens.I hope all members will agree to this and move accordingly.
Prof.Fani Bhusan Das
Do you have a curriculum or doctrine to use as a basis for this course?
Happy New Year, Professor! and All!
For Peace Education to move forward we really do need to motivate our institutions to adopt the inclusion of Peacebuilding skills at every level of education, across all fields. The idea that Peace Study is not simply a course for the interested few, but a broad skill base to enhance all of civil society is a challenging concept to integrate into our established educational and professional structures.
A friend and colleague here in NH was successful at establishing the nation's first Peace and Social Justice program at the Community College level. Nashua Community College now offers an Associate Degree Program in Liberal Arts with a Peace and Social Justice Concentration. This program overlaps with the Teacher Education degree and she is trying to awaken the college to the notion that Peace Studies should "count" toward all professional degrees. It is established but still considered a "fringe" degree.
The aims of the program are listed below: