Volume : 8, Issue : 7, JUL 2022

ROLE OF EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES FOR PROMOTING GLOBAL PEACE

SARABJIT KAUR

Abstract

Education is a powerful tool to shape the world as well as individuals. Education confers a spectrum of benefits on individuals, families, societies and countries. It provides the freedom to understand the world, to lead an informed life and to communicate well with others. Peace is one of the most important universal values needed at this hour. It is a stress-free state in which there is harmony with oneself and harmony with others. Peace represents a period in which there is ideal harmony and freedom. In its narrow sense, it means absence of war. Presence of happiness, health, content and good economy, social justice, support for personal growth, freedom for expression, creativity etc. are some elements of peace. Global peace means an ideal state of freedom and happiness among and within all countries and people. To maintain and promote global peace in this world, education acts as an important tool. This paper is an attempt to explore the various educational initiatives such as human rights education, education about gender parity, universalisation of education and education of disadvantaged children, and the respective role of these initiatives in promoting global peace in the world. The interconnection between education and development is also discussed to highlight the role of peace in economic and human development of the people and nations. The role of life skill training for resolving conflicts and creating peaceful environment is also discussed in brief.

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