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Peace Education Programme Kit from the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies

The Peace Education Programme material (developed and endorsed by UNESCO, UNHCR, UNICEF and INEE) teaches the skills and values associated with peaceful behaviors. The program is designed to be delivered in a wide range of settings to enable and encourage people to think constructively about issues, both physical and social and to develop constructive attitudes towards living together and solving problems that arise in their communities through peaceful means.

The program allows the learners to practice their skills and helps them discover the benefits for themselves so that they psychologically ‘own’ the skills and behaviors. To ensure that it is a viable project, it is essential that peace education is not a ‘one-off’ initiative but rather a well structured and sustained program. This kit provides the tools needed to do that. In the field, the whole kit is provided in a portable and durable blue box.
The term peace education can cover many areas, from advocacy to law reform, from basic education to social justice. This peace education program was designed to develop people’s constructive and peaceful skills, values and behaviors. Ideally this complements and supplements the process of peace building, whereby communities and nations develop social and economic justice (and legal reform where necessary).

Working with UNHCR, Ms Pamela Baxter, an experienced emergency educator, teacher trainer and civic educator, was recruited in 1997 as a consultant to work with refugee teachers to develop a skills-based program for school children and adults in the refugee camps in Kenya. The materials were developed further, using care not to focus solely on refugee situations in the language of the materials. From 2003-2004, there was a cooperative project between UNESCO and UNHCR (funded by the Norwegian Government), whereby the international consultant who developed the program (Pamela Baxter) worked 50% of her time with UNESCO colleagues to prepare an edited version of the PEP materials (the 16 pdf booklets listed below). More background on the Peace Education Programme Materials is available as part of a 2002 Dissemination Workshop Report.

The PEP Collection

Overview of the Programme

Facilitators and Trainers Training Guide

Background Notes for Facilitators

Background Notes for Teachers

Manual for Training of Facilitators - 1

Manual for Training Facilitators - 2

Manual for Training Facilitators - 3

Teacher Training Manual - 1

Teacher Training Manual - 2

Teacher Training Manual - 3

Teacher Activity Book

Teacher Activity Book of Secondary Modules

Sara’s Choice - A Collection of Stories and Poetry

Facilitators Manual for Community Workshops

Community Course Booklet

Analytical Review of Selected Peace Education Materials


Posted by: Bill Warters on 2008 06 11 | Filed under Conflict Resolution  

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