07 SES 09 B, Intercultural Peace and Humanist Worldview Education
This paper reports on an evaluation of a peace education programme (Peacemakers Whole School Approach, WSA) that was implemented in 4 primary schools in the UK between 2012 and 2014. The programme was carried out by the West Midlands Quaker Peace Education Project, and was funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The Peacemakers WSA programme in each school involved a peace worker committing a substantial amount of time to both formal and informal support. She was able to follow up on training, for example, through modelling work with students, and through offering to resolve conflicts between both adults and young people.
The aims of the Peacemakers WSA were to: create a safer school with better conditions for learning; develop skills for life in the area of conflict resolution; encourage every member of the school community to be better equipped to make, maintain and repair relationships; and explore ways to help schools build and maintain peaceful relationships at all levels.
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