"Peace education helps individuals to become creative thinkers and problem solvers, so that we may promote and create peace on local and global levels." Stephanie Knox Cubbon, Peace Education Program Coordinator
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 2, 2010
Teachers Without Borders has developed a new program that helps teachers around the world promote peace in their classrooms and communities.
The Dr. Joseph Hungwa Memorial Peace Education Program is a course that teachers can download for free online. Teachers will also soon have the option of completing the course offline in workshops led by instructors.
The course explores theory and practice of peace education. Teachers will learn about the history and definitions of peace education, and they will be provided with peace-building activities they can use with their students.
“Violence, in the physical form or in the form of injustice, plagues every single society, from suburban North America to rural Africa and everywhere in between,” says Stephanie Knox Cubbon, Peace Education Program Coordinator at Teachers Without Borders. “Peace education is a holistic way of addressing violence at its root causes and taking action to promote and create peaceful societies.”
The Peace Education Program is intended for primary and secondary school teachers, but its contents are relevant to all educators and community leaders, and lesson plans can be adapted to different audiences and regions.
Teachers Without Borders has already received a flood of interest from teachers and organizations in many countries, including Israel, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United States, Nigeria, Japan, Kenya, South Africa, and Cameroon.
Teachers Without Borders is a leading non-profit organization in the field of international education and teacher professional development. TWB works to advance the quality of human welfare globally by empowering teachers to be leaders and change-makers in their own communities. Programs are locally led and member driven, and online membership is free. Visit our website at http://www.teacherswithoutborders.org for more information.