• 04-28
To a Culture of Peace & Non-violence
The first SangSaeng of 2010, No. 27: To a Culture of Peace and Non-violence, has just been published. Under the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010), the Second International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (2001-2010), this issue of SangSaeng aims to explore related values and issues regarding Peace and Nonviolence that are central to bringing about a mutual and sustainable future, specifically among countries in the Asia-Pacific. Building a Culture of Peace is an active choice that combats war and violence. Kaisa Savolainen, Former Director of the Education Division (UNESCO/Paris), writes of UNESCO’s efforts toward a culture of peace during the past decade. The Focus authors?Scholar Surya Nath Prasad defines peace education as education of the self or developing man’s five elements, Lee Grafton presents a creative way for planting seeds of peace in students’ minds in Australia, and Meri Joyce discusses an innovative project in Japan where a passenger ship undertakes four voyages per year to bring the message of peace to various countries it visits. The Special Report section presents a case for non-violence: civilian peacekeeping forces are an effective alternative to the use of force, citing the power of Mahatma Gandhi’s principle of non-violence. Non-violence is the first principle in the promotion of a culture of peace; it is a key concept in the philosophy of Education for International Understanding (EIU).
Director’s Message_3
Special Column_4
UNESCO Instruments for Peace, International Understanding, and Human Security
Focus: To a Culture of Peace & Nonviolence_8
8 Peace and Non-violence
12 Developing a Culture of Peace in a Globalized World
16 Peace Boat, the Floating Peace Village
19 Transforming Enemy Images to Resolve Conflict
Best Practices_22
School in Bhutan Aspires to Become Green
In Living and Being Born We Find Peace
EIU Happy School_28
“Learning Journey Day” in Singapore
Peace Education: Path to Multicultural Understanding
EIU that I am Thinking Of_36
New Themes in Pakistan's School Curricula
Looking at the Role of Educators from Another Angle
Special Report_40
Nonviolent Civilian Forces Offer an Alternative
Peace in My Memory_44
Appreciating Different Knowledge Systems
Understanding the Asia-Pacific Region_47
Interethnic and Interreligious Understanding in Uzbekistan
APCEIU in Action_50