User Guide (overview)

Please be sure to review the other sections in the user guide:
What is Peace Education? | Significant Approaches & Themes | SDG Target 4.7 | Policy Analysis

Possible Uses

Educators, students, researchers, policymakers, donors, journalists, activists, and other concerned citizens will find many uses for both Maps.   

For educators (both formal and non-formal), the Maps are an excellent resource to explore approaches to peace education in various contexts.  Educators might look for contexts similar to their own to glean ideas for designing peace education interventions.  The Infrastructure Map is a great networking tool, providing links to key organizations in a country as well as academic programs and training opportunities.

Students, secondary through university, will find the Country Map conflict overviews a rich complement to their history and global studies curricula.  Country MP peace education overviews will also illuminate peacebuilding efforts, an often overlooked side of history. Students will also find links for “where to study peace education” (included in both maps) invaluable to their pursuit of ongoing learning in the field.  

Researchers will find a treasure trove of linked research articles for a given country from which they might begin a deeper analysis. The data in the Country Map is particularly designed to support research in comparative international education.

Policymakers will be able to examine policy and legislative efforts, a critical feature of each country profile. Further examination of linked research data should assist policymakers in analyzing gaps between policy and implementation toward developing more robust policies.  

Donors will find links to evidence-based research and analysis useful in ascertaining the most effective approaches to peace education for a given context.  Peace education, as a long-term method of conflict prevention and transformation, has long been underfunded.  We also hope the database will reveal the efficacy of peace education, as its impacts are not as easily observable as other forms of direct intervention.  

Journalists can tap into the untold stories of peace educators who are working on the frontlines to transform violent conflict and social unrest.  Journalists may also be interested in our companion project, Humans of Peace Education.  Journalists who are writing about peace education may also wish to submit article proposals directly to the Global Campaign for Peace Education

Activists may benefit from learning about formal and non-formal education efforts to transform violence and build peace.  

Other Campaign Resources

Mapping Peace Education seeks to integrate other Global Campaign for Peace Education resources directly into the country profiles.  However, many may be interested in accessing these resources directly, including:

Peace Education Global Knowledge ClearinghouseWith a searchable database of peace education curricula, news, research, reports, and analysis from around the world curated by the Global Campaign for Peace Education and its members, the Clearinghouse is a go-to knowledge hub for researchers, policymakers, donors, and practitioners.

Where to Study Peace Education: A Global DirectoryThe Global Campaign for Peace Education maintains a directory of programs, courses, and workshops in peace education offered by universities, NGOs, and other organizations around the world.   The directory emphasizes programs, courses and trainings specific to research and the study of peace education, and the preparation of formal and non-formal educators to teach for peace. 

Peace Education Bibliography.  The Global Campaign hosts an annotated peace education bibliography that is complemented by key quotes focused on highlighting theory, practice, policy and pedagogy in peace education. The directory is designed as a general bibliographic resource as well as a tool for use in teacher training in peace education. Each quote is complemented by an artistic meme intended for teaching or for sharing via social media.

How to Cite

Please cite country profiles from Mapping Peace Education using the following form:

[Author(s) last name], [Author(s) first initial]. (year of publication found at the bottom of the page as “last updated”). [Country]. In Jenkins, T., & Segal de la Garza, M. (Eds.), Mapping Peace Education. [URL]

Here is an example:

Aşık, K, & Loukaidis, L. (2021).  Cyprus.  In Jenkins, T., & Segal de la Garza, M. (Eds.), Mapping Peace Education 

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