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Education for Peace

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Education for Peace
Human Values, educating the Whole Child for peace, and being a citizen in Multi-ethnic Britain

A discussion Paper by Dr Madhavi Majmudar, Sathya Sai Education in Human Values, UK

Presented at:

The NINTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
"EDUCATION, SPIRITUALITY AND THE WHOLE CHILD"
20 June - 22 June 2002,
held at Roehampton, University of Surrey, UK

" True Education is that which facilitates universal peace, which destroys any scope for mean thoughts to germinate and which fosters unity and co-operation."
(Sathya Sai Discourse, 22-5-2002)

Contents: (Download PDF version)

Summary
Introduction
SATHYA SAI EHV and EDUCATION FOR PEACE
The Conceptual Framework
The Teaching Approaches
Influences on the Child
The Role of the Teacher
The Direct Method: SSEHV
The Impact
BEING a CITIZEN in MULTI-ETHNIC BRITAIN: the role of education
Conclusion
References



SUMMARY
The paper will examine two areas of the conference theme. How do teachers help young people deal with fear and achieve inner peace? What can schools do to promote tolerance and good relations between members of different ethnic and faith groups?

The paper is in two parts. The first part of the paper will examine the contribution of the Sathya Sai Education in Human Values approach to educating the whole child by integrating values in all the activities of school life. It is a spiritual programme that seeks to promote the balanced development of the child through the five human values: Truth, Love, Peace, Right Conduct and Non-violence. The programme emphasises the "inner peace" of the child by using simple techniques. The underlying principle of this approach is unity in diversity.

The second part of the paper will be concerned with the role of the teacher in promoting greater understanding on the issues relating to the multi-ethnicity, cultural diversity and faiths in Britain. The emphasis here is on dialogic learning and interacting to enable...

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