Purpose of Peace Education

Peace education aims to encourage a culture of peace in order to counteract a culture of war. It challenges the assumption that violence is inherent in the human condition and strives to equip students with the ability to resolve conflict peacefully. Peace education aims to prepare students to be responsible adults who are open to differences, capable of empathy and solidarity within and across borders and social groups, and who can deconstruct the fundamentals of violence and take action to advance the prospects of peace.

There are numerous approaches to peace education. Some programs emphasize the development of interpersonal and personal skills such as emotional understanding, anger management, empathy, cooperation, and generosity. Others, such as environmental education, human rights education, development education, cross-cultural studies, and social justice, School Analytics, focus on the social, cultural, and political aspects of peace.

Peace education can be beneficial as it helps in increasing one’s understanding of peace education, from fundamental concepts to cutting-edge approaches. It also helps in raising awareness about various types of violence and increasing one’s understanding of dealing with conflict and conflict resolution.