London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

An experience of education for peace and human rights in teacher training

Author(s) Guerra Pratas, M. H.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2009  
Editor P. Cunningham, Human Rights and Citizenship Education  
Age group -  
The purpose of this experience was to stimulate in order to reflect on the theoretical bases of building Peace and Human Rights Education, and on activities and strategies that might be used in the various curricular areas, promoting peace, respect for the dignity of the person, including minorities and dialogue between cultures. It occurred in a teacher training module on ECD. The participants were 83 students training to become Elementary School teachers at the Department of Education of ISEC, Lisbon, Portugal. The students, aged 20 to 27 years old, were taking a course on Ethics and Education, as part of their senior year at the Initial Teacher Education Program. They were invited not only to reflect but also to live experiences of peace and solidarity.

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