A culture of peace will be achieved when citizens of the world understand global problems, have the skills to resolve conflicts and struggle for justice non-violently, live by international standards of human rights and equity, appreciate cultural diversity, and respect the Earth and each other. Such learning can only be achieved with systematic education for peace.
--Hague Appeal for Peace Global Campaign for Peace Education
Peace Education Guiding Principles (from World Citizen, Inc.)
1. Peace educators teach with a world-view including lessons that provide multiple perspectives from multiple resources.
2. Through service learning projects and exemplifying a shared vision of peace, peace educators purposefully and explicitly teach and model social skills, conflict resolution, common values to "walk the talk."
3. Peace education is interconnected and integrated in all the curriculum areas that we teach.
4. Peace educators connect teaching to the child's world to make it meaningful and fun allowing students themselves to generate ideas as often as possible.
5. Peace educators use a variety of instructional strategies.
6. Peace educators intentionally build strong learning communities with healthy communication.
7. Peace educators teach, model and live peace with students and other adults and believe that what they do will make a difference.