Show simple item record Ndwandwe, Ntokozo Dennis 2023-10-30T11:59:04Z 2023-10-30T11:59:04Z 2023
dc.identifier.issn Print: 2521-0262
dc.identifier.issn Online: 2662-012X
dc.description Journal article published in African Perspectives of Research in Teaching & Learning Journal (APORTAL) Vol 7 (2) (2023) en_US
dc.description.abstract Over the last decade, peace education programmes have been implemented in many European and African countries. Peace education is essential to reduce the scourge of violence affecting schools and for developing positive thinking. It is a tool to create consciousness among individuals to better comprehend the threat of conflict and violence. However, research and media reports indicate that violence continues to affect learners in schools. This poses the question of whether learners fully understand peace education as a strategy to combat school violence. The study was undertaken to determine secondary school learners ’perceptions of peace education, using the integrative theory of peace as theoretical lens. The research employed a qualitative approach in three case studies at secondary schools in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. Three focus group interviews with a purposefully selected group of five learners in each school were conducted. The data collected were analysed using thematic analysis. The findings indicated that most participants had a poor understanding of peace education. It is recommended that schools should promote peace education and increase awareness among all learners by organizing public campaigns for peace education; integrating peace education into the curriculum; and providing learners and teachers with training in peace education. en_US
dc.format.extent 14 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher African Perspectives of Research in Teaching & Learning (APORTAL) en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Culture of peace en_US
dc.subject Learners en_US
dc.subject Peace buddies en_US
dc.subject Peace education en_US
dc.subject School violence en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Students -- Crime against en_US
dc.subject.lcsh School violence -- Prevention en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Peace -- Study and teaching en_US
dc.title In search of lasting peace in schools : learner’s perceptions of peace education in Western Cape Province, South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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