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Peace Education: Perceptions of Secondary School Teachers of Province Punjab, Pakistan
AbstractWar and terror have grasped the whole world. Peace education is the only source to handle the situation UNO has made it mandatory for all UN member nations to impart peace education in the educational system to equip the young ones of nation it seems imperative to explore the perceptions of educators. Hence the present research study is designed to explore the perceptions of teachers about Peace Education. The focus of this study was to identify the perceptions of teachers about Peace Education themes and to compare the responses with respect to different variables. Data were collected from the sample of 240 secondary school teachers from 80 schools all over the Punjab province. Perceptions of teachers were identified by using a Peace Education Questionnaire for Teachers (PEQT). ANOVA and MANOVA were used to find out the differences between the groups from the collected data. The study findings indicated that secondary school teachers have highly positive perceptions about the Peace Education themes. It is also concluded that no significant difference was found between the perceptions of male and female teachers and about Peace Education themes and also there was no significant difference between the perceptions of rural and urban teachers about the Peace education themes.
- Joseph Faheem
- Ph. D Scholar, UMT, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
- Dr. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal
- Professor, UMT, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan