ERIC Number: ED432527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Educating the Educators: The Preparation of Teachers for a Culture of Peace. Peace Education Miniprints No. 99.
Reardon, Betty A.
This paper discusses the need to prepare teachers for the role of agents for a culture of peace. The paper calls for the cultivation of vision, a capacity to see the potential for positive development in learners and constructive change in society. It notes that the core values in a culture of peace are: environmental sustainability, cultural diversity, human solidarity, social responsibility, and gender equality. For each of these values there is a complementary human capacity to be developed through teacher education, making it possible for teachers to cultivate these values and capacities in their students. These capacities are: ecological awareness, cultural competency, global agency, conflict proficiency, and gender sensitivity. The paper suggests a number of recommendations to help promote developments in these directions, addressing them to UNESCO, ministries of education, and educational and professional associations. (BT)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, Peace, Social Change, Student Development, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Values
School of Education, Box 23501, S-200, 45 Malmo, Sweden.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: School of Education, Malmo (Sweden).