On the road to peace : peace education as a driver for positive peace in post-agreement Colombia

dc.contributor.advisor Oberleitner, Gerd
dc.contributor.author Freitas, Isadora : Martins de
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-08T09:52:42Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-08T09:52:42Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.description Second semester University: University of Graz en_US
dc.description.abstract Although present since time immemorial, violence, unlike conflict, is not to be seen as a natural element of human interactions. It needs, instead, to be countered and replaced by a culture of peace. In November 2016, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP) signed an historical peace agreement that officially put an end to a conflict that lasted over half a century. To make the deal a reality, however, it is necessary to promote a wide societal transformation, so that the perception of violence as the normality is halted and positive peace can flourish. This is an endeavour of an education for peace. This thesis sustains that a true process of change is that which involves all agents of society and empowers children not only as peaceful human beings but also as peacebuilders. It has, thus, chosen an innovative educational model, named Escuela Nueva, as a case-study, for it has been widely recognised for its effectiveness in promoting social transformation and a culture of peace in Colombia. In accordance, it is herein highlighted the model’s component of community involvement and analysed, through surveys, its students’ capacity to actively participate in the construction of peace. This research, therefore, advocates that an education for peace with a component of peacebuilding is essential to ensure that the peace initiative in Colombia prospers and that a sustainable future is guaranteed. Key-words: positive peace; peace education; peacebuilding; Colombia. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/20.500.11825/510
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.25330/2356
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Global Campus Europe (EMA) theses 2016/2017;
dc.subject peace en_US
dc.subject Colombia en_US
dc.subject education en_US
dc.subject human rights education en_US
dc.subject conflict resolution en_US
dc.title On the road to peace : peace education as a driver for positive peace in post-agreement Colombia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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