At a time when armed conflict and violence are widespread, ‘learning to live together’ represents an ever greater challenge to educators worldwide.
People in all societies need to develop respect for human rights and accept the responsibilities of citizenship. One way of achieving this is through education and understanding.
This book examines educational programmes focused on goals such as peace and conflict resolution, social cohesion, respect for human rights and humanitarian norms. Mini cases from post-conflict and transition situations reveal the skills, values, attitudes and concepts needed to become active and responsible members of society.
It further presents a number of lessons that can be learnt from the sample case studies. This is followed with a set of clear recommendations for action at the national and international level, including adopting a strong policy commitment and creating workshops on ‘learning to live together.’
This is a useful and stimulating book for national policy-makers, curriculum specialists and educators alike.