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Education for Reconciliation & Non-violent Transformation

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San Bol

on 24 September 2012

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Transcript of Education for Reconciliation & Non-violent Transformation

Education For Reconciliation &
Transformation Conflict Conflict in Philippines Conflict in Thailand Violence Destruction Killing Conflict Management Conflict Transformation Conflict Resolution Conflict Prevention Peacebuilding Transforming negative ways of dealing with conflict into positive and constructive ones. Mindanao Pattani Southern Narathiwat Yala 1.8 million people highest rates of poverty January 2004 4000 people killed Schools set on fire Thai Government declared Martial law in 2006 Attacks targeting state officials, security forces, local villagers, both Buddist and Muslims lack of political demands from the perpetrators None of the groups claimed responsible for the attacks started Peace Education attempt to respond to problems of conflict It empowers children to
find creative and
non-destructive ways
to settle conflict Md Santra Maznah Rahimah a form of remedial measures to protect the young generations, especially victims of violence, from indulging into the ways of insurgents tool to combat conflicts and violence Why is PE important? “If education is the only defence against human catastrophe, peace education is the soul of education that can create the shield for human survival on the planet earth. It is only through peace education that peace can be installed in human mind as an antidote to ‘war is in the minds of men’.” - Marmar Mukhopadhyay (UNESCO, 2005) PE in Philippines PE in Southern Thailand Main Island: Luzon, Visayas & Mindanao 16 million people Lumad, Muslims & Christians rich natural resources underdevelop highest literacy rate & life expectancy Spanish conquest 16th century
American domination Moro National Libration (MNLF) Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Autonomus Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARM) peace education concept, skills, values Department of Education (DepEd) Executive Order of the Philippine President
Executive Order 570 September 26, 2006 How? review basic education curriculum incorporate peace education in formal & informal education teacher training teacher education curriculum Asian Resource Foundation and Asian Muslim Action Network (ARF/AMAN) informally through civil society groups comprises of students, civilians and human rights activists. victims of violence widows orphans Inter-faith dialogue Sharing experiences of losing their loved ones Community development programs Buddhist & Malay Muslims Develop peace education curriculum Peace Clubs outreach programmes Conclusion PE similar peace education curriculum Civil Society with Peace Centers based in schools community-based peace education conducted by NGOs A culture of peace takes time
to cultivate but the
seed of peace that exists in every human being can be nurtured through commitments by every
individuals and continuous
efforts of peace education. Philippines Thailand future generations will have a better way of handling of conflicts, transforming negative ways of dealing with violence into
positive ways Violence Peace
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