Tips for Developing Peace Education Curriculum: Some Lessons from Vietnam

Australian Curriculum Studies, Vol. 3, 2005

U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 164

4 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2006  

Melissa Conley Tyler

Melbourne Law School

Anna Halafoff

Monash University - Faculty of Arts

Abstract

Teachers and schools around Australia are being asked to take responsibility for ensuring safe schools and promoting citizenship among students. This is part of an international movement to use school-based education to promote a global culture of peace.

The International Conflict Resolution Centre at the University of Melbourne recently co-developed a national peace education curriculum for primary schools in Vietnam with Vietnamese educators. This experience highlighted three important peace education tools that can also be used within an Australian context:

• the UNESCO "peace keys"
• physical games and
• reflective material.

Keywords: student safety, citizenship, peace, global-culture, curriculum, UNESCO, physical, reflective

JEL Classification: I20, I29

Suggested Citation

Conley Tyler, Melissa and Halafoff, Anna, Tips for Developing Peace Education Curriculum: Some Lessons from Vietnam. Australian Curriculum Studies, Vol. 3, 2005; U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 164. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=927561

Melissa Conley Tyler (Contact Author)

Melbourne Law School ( email )

University Square
185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Victoria, Victoria 3010
Australia

Anna Halafoff

Monash University - Faculty of Arts ( email )

Clayton Victoria, 3800
Australia

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