Teacher’s Perception on Promotion of Peace Education through Social Studies Subject among Elementary Schools Students
Education is a social process to bring change in the behavior of the individual consequently modification and transformation of minds can be taken so that individual would be able to live in the society with complete harmony and peace. That is why integration of peace education in the curriculum of social studies and organization of activities in the school are the best way to achieve desired goals. Present study was designed to explore perception of elementary schools’ teachers regarding peace education and to what extent they would be able to promote peace education in classroom setting among elementary schools’ student so that change in their behavior can be made toward a peaceful society. The descriptive method of research was used to collect the data from the sample of the study. Fifty percent elementary school (188) teachers with equal ratio of male female and rural urban were included in the sample of the study from the district Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Questionnaire was used to collect the data. The findings of the study indicate that majority of elementary school teachers are quite clear about perception of peace education such as human rights and responsibilities, respect to others, i.e., culture, sects, creeds and multi ethnics etc. They tried to mobilize the students, regarding peace education in their classroom setting.
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