in: Empowering Multiculturalism and Peacebuilding in Schools, Soner Polat,Gizem Günçavdı, Editor, IGI Global, Pennsylvania, pp.179-197, 2020
In the recent era, the borders among countries have become more accessible. This fact
makes cultural differences an important issue to be taken into consideration. It is a
well-known fact that all of these differences can easily be seen in many communities.
Thus, building and keeping peace are very important for any type of communities.
In order to manage that, individuals should learn how to be peacemakers. This
process is called peace education. This fact brings the importance of the factor
of “teacher” to the forefront. Considering these, the qualities of teachers who are
peace educators have become an important issue to be discussed. Thus, the aim of
this chapter will be identifying what kind of characteristics a teacher should have
during peace education process. The “White Pigeon Model” is presented for a peace
educator’s characteristics. This model includes knowledge, skills, and personal
characteristics of a peace educator. They are discussed in detail.