Peace education begins with teachers. In order to create a more peaceful world, we must actively invest in teaching children, adolescents and adults the conflict resolution skills that will make peace possible. Training educators to teach peace in their classrooms is the most effective way to accomplish this goal.
Educators can make the world a more peaceful place, one classroom at a time.
The Peace Teaching Project is an innovative program designed to expand peace education by creating a set of multilingual, multimedia resources that incorporate print, video and interactive media to empower and guide educators in the early stages of Conflict Resolution Education (CRE) training. The project will develop these resources based on a synthesis of the best CRE practices and teaching activities from around the world, designing materials to help teachers understand the basic conceptual models, teaching methodologies, and educational approaches to CRE.
In collaboration with UNESCO, the European Centre for Conflict Prevention, Educators for Social Responsibility and the United Nations Development Programme,
Images & Education will produce the initial set of Peace Teaching Project materials in English and then adapt them to a variety of languages and cultural contexts. By creating teaching resources and training programs in Spanish, French, Arabic and other major languages, the Peace Teaching Project aims to meet the need for multilingual CRE materials--especially in developing countries--and expand the community of educators with CRE skills to a worldwide audience.
The world needs more educators who can teach non-violent conflict resolution skills to children and adults. By creating and sharing these much-needed CRE training materials, the Peace Teaching Project can help guide educators to make the world a more peaceful place, one classroom at a time.