ROLE OF EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING A CULTURE OF PEACE
Authors: Jignesh B. Patel
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This paper is a review paper try to discuss the role of peace education in fostering a culture of peace.
Wars begin in the minds of men, so it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.
It is not enough to be connected to each other, more than this, we should share our solutions,
our experiences and dreams in one great community supported by human rights and fundamental
freedoms. Peace is more than the absence of war, it is living together with our differences _ of sex, race,
language, religion or culture, it is the result of an ongoing process with constant engineering, vigilance
and active participation. A culture of peace leads to sustainable peace. Culture of peace involves a
holistic awareness of the changing world in which we live. Sustainable development and social justice,
democratic participation, respecting and valuing human rights, equality and equity in social
participation and education are the foundation stones to build a culture of peace. Among these, the
comer stone is education. Different from general education peace education concentrates on developing
values, knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors to live in harmony with oneself, with others,
and with the natural environment. But it will be successful only if peace education go beyond
theoretical aspect to internalization cognitively, affectively and in skill.