“Part of what we tend to do with history we don’t consider significant, like Black history, is put it in a box, as something that exists only in the past,” explains Dr. Wright. “We think, ‘Oh, there were some Blacks here in the past. Of course, they are hardly any here now.’” This leads to marginalizing both past and present Blackness.
Children play with toys to learn socialization skills that foster growth and development, to become self-reliant, self-disciplined citizens. ‘The Promoting a Culture of Peace Society of BC’s hope is: that children who participate in this project will learn to display a sense of social and environmental responsibility, who will understand and support the values of a democratic, pluralistic and peaceful society.
If our schools today are to produce truly global citizens, then that puts a heavy burden on educators to stimulate critical thinking about the critical issues of the day – war and peace, global conflict and inequality, issues of gender, race, class, and so on. It’s a long list. Teaching for Peace is a new web resource where we bring it all together, and provide easy-to-use, practical classroom lessons as well as comprehensive links to resources for peace education.
The GEC was founded by Pummy Ksur and takes the Global Education movement into the larger world by linking all the current global issues not only to each other, but also to how we chose to live. And, then encourages ways of extricating ourselves from being part of the problem creators.