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Technical and vocational education and training in peace education: Solomon Islands

Maebuta, Jack (2011) Technical and vocational education and training in peace education: Solomon Islands. Journal of Peace Education, 8 (2). pp. 157-176. ISSN 1740-0201

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    Abstract

    Technical and vocational education and training programs as a form of peace education are examined in this paper. It explores the notion of educating for a culture of peace through refocusing technical and vocational education and training programs on sustainable community development in the Solomon Islands. It further highlights the policy and practice mechanisms that contribute to advancing technical and vocational education and training as a peace education initiative. As a model of the applicability of the program as a form of peace education, the discussion describes a technical and vocational education and training centre in the Solomon Islands that has engaged in post-conflict livelihood projects – bringing about healing and restoration and creating the culture of peace. This is a practical and comprehensive model to peace education that extends beyond the centre and embraces the culture of peace in the community as a whole. The implications point to technical and vocational education and training as a means to achieve co-existence. Technical and vocational education and training as a form of peace education is capable of training people for a productive livelihood, creating a sense of national identity and unity, rehabilitating former militants and moving training programs outside the walls of the institutions. As a result, the pedagogy of technical and vocational education and training as a form of peace education is largely based on learning by doing which incorporates a number of peace activities.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
    Depositing User: Jack Maebuta
    Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2013 17:40
    Last Modified: 26 Aug 2013 17:40
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/6317
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