Webinar: Peace Education in Armenia
25 October 2019, Starting at 10.00 CET (register here)
This webinar will focus on peace education in Armenia and share practical examples of how peace education was integrated in the schools curriculum. Our member, The Women for Development, NGO began their work in peace education in 2002 in response to the high rates of poverty, unemployment, socio-economic challenges, high rates of migration and the on-going Nagorno-Karabagh conflict. These issues were having a direct impact on the entire Armenian population, including schools. They implemented the project “Peace and Peaceful Conflict Resolution Education in Schools of Armenia”. The main goal of the project was to include peace education in the school curriculum.
As a result of the peace education project, students have become more tolerant toward each other. The number of conflict cases with violent outcomes has decreased, the quality of education has been enhanced and they learned to respect other cultures, their history and values.
The process of institutionalization of the peace education in Armenia started in August 2015 when the National Institute of Education of the RA Ministry of Education officially included peace and conflict management education in the range of the topics that are taught during the class head’s classes.
Who can participate? Anyone interested in peace education can join us for these webinars. Register to join!
What language will the webinar be delivered in? In English.
What technology do I need to be able to view the webinar? We will be using Zoom for the webinar.
How do I register to the webinar? To view the webinars, you must first register here
Date & time: 25 October 2019, Starting at 10.00 CET
About Dr. Gohar Markosyan
Since 2002 Dr. Gohar Markosyan has coordinated the “Peace and Conflict Resolution Education in Armenia” project. She took part in Peace and Conflict Resolution Education course development for schoolchildren of Armenia. She conducted corresponding training for pupils and teachers in 11 provinces of Armenia as well as the students of Gyumri State Pedagogical Institute. Gohar Markosyan is the co-author of the “Peace and Conflict Resolution Education” handbook, a practical guidebook “Peaceful conflict resolution education” for teachers. Due to her extensive work country-wide in Armenia, she received the 1st International Conflict Resolution Educator Award in 2016 in Ohio, USA.