What Do Teachers Need to Become a Peace Educator?: The Competencies of Teachers for Peace Education


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Günçavdı G.

in: Empowering Multiculturalism and Peacebuilding in Schools, Soner Polat,Gizem Günçavdı, Editor, IGI Global, Pennsylvania, pp.179-197, 2020

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Vocational Book
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-197
  • Editors: Soner Polat,Gizem Günçavdı, Editor

Abstract

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.