Peace Education

First published 16th April 2015
Peace education covers a range of work with young people, from inner peace and mindfulness to an understanding of issues of global justice, and is inextricably linked to the fundamental British values of the rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Such education is appreciated as being beneficial in a number of ways. For example, at schools where peer mediation has been introduced, staff report many positive changes, including reduction in behavioural problems and bullying, and Ofsted repeatedly notes the positive impact of peer mediation. Similarly, restorative justice approaches were given the highest rating of effectiveness in preventing bullying in a report published by the DfE.

Four great resources developed by Quaker groups for teaching peace have recently been introduced:

Teach Peace (primary) from the Peace Education Network

Choices: Then and Now (secondary) from the Peace Museum

Conscience (primary) and

Conviction (secondary) from

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