World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI)

Peace Education

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Members

  • Eucahria Obiageli Obiekezie (Nigeria)
  • Maria Luisa A. Valdez (Philippines)
  • Ruth Firer (Israel)
  • James Audu Ngada (Nigeria)
  • Markus Kamkwiszira (Nigeria)
  • Treena N. Castor (Philippines)
  • Michelle Sto. Tomas (Philippines)
  • Ivowi U.M.O. (Nigeria)
  • Hsiu-Chu Hsu (Taiwan, Province of China)

Coordinator: Genevieve (Genie) Balance-Kupang (Philippines)

Preamble

THE MULTI-FACATED REALITIES (GENOCIDES, WAR, MASSACRES, MEANINGLESSNESS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) OF OUR DEEPLY WOUNDED AND BROKEN SOCIETY CHALLENGE AND URGE US TO UPHOLD THE HIGHEST IDEALS OF PEACE IN TRUTH, JUSTICE , INTEGRITY AND LOVE.

WE, THE WCCI FAMILY CONTINUE TO CREATE BRIDGES OF INFINITE HARMONY, UNITY, SING AND ACT THE ONE SONG “UNI-VERSE” THAT INCLUDE NOT ONLY HUMANITY BUT ALL LIFE FORMS, DANCE THE BREATH OF LIFE THAT TRANSCEND THE BOUNDARIES OF GENDER, RACE, RELIGION, ETHNICITY, AND ECONOMIC BACKGROUND TO HELP ACHIEVE A NEW, PEACEFUL GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS. AFTER ALL, WE CAME FROM THE SAME COSMIC ORIGIN AND JOURNEYING TOWARDS A UNIVERSAL COSMIC FUTURE AND DESTINY.

Recommendations and Resolutions

  • WE THE MEMBERS OF WCCI FAMILY CONTINUE TO BE PEACE INITIATORS, PROMOTERS, PROVIDERS, ADVOCATORS IN INTENSIFYING PEACE EDUCATION IN ALL LEVELS IN THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM VIA THE FOLLOWING:
  • CURRICULUM DESIGNERS, IMPLEMENTORS, EVALUATORS TO UPDATE AND WIDEN THE PERSPECTIVES OF THE SOCIETIES AND LEARNERS’ NATURE , CAPACITIES, POTENTIALS AND ROLES IN DEVELOPING RELEVANT PEACE EDUCATION CURRICULUM WITH EMPHASIS ON LIFELONG COMPETENCY SKILLS;
  • NETWORK WITH THE REST OF STAKEHOLDERS (PARENTS, RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS, BUSINESS ENTITIES, NGO’S, PO’S, GO’S) AS MAJOR PARTNERS IN DESIGNING ,IMPLEMENTING AND EVALUATING THE INCLUSION OF PEACE EDUCATION IN THE CURRICULUM.
  • EMPOWER STUDENTS, SUITED TO THEIR INDIVIDUAL LEVELS TO BECOME AGENTS OF PEACE AND NONVIOLENCE IN THEIR OWN LIVES AS WELL AS IN THEIR INTERACTION WITH OTHERS IN EVERY SPHERE OF THEIR EXISTENCE.
  • GATHER , STUDY THE BEST PEACE EDUCATION PRACTICES AND PEACE RESEARCHES OF OTHER COUNTRIES AND SEE HOW THESE CAN BE REPLICATED TO EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS THAT DO NOT HAVE YET.
  • INITIATE PEACE PROCESS PROJECTS, PROGRAMS , RESEARCHES TO BE PRESENTED DURING THE NEXT BIENNIAL WCCI WORLD CONFERENCE IN EDUCATION IN SANDIEGO, CALIFORNIA IN 2014.
  • WCCI AS AN ORGANIZATION MUST ASSERT ITS INFLUENCE TO POLICY MAKERS TO LESSEN THE BUDGET OF MILITARIZATION (PRODUCTION OF ARMS AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS) AND DIVERT THE FUNDS INSTEAD TO PEACE EDUCATION, HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES.