Impact of Peace and Conflict Resolution Education on Students in Armenia

Presented by: Gohar Markosyan, Women for Development, Armenia
Presented at: 5th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education
Date of Session: March 17, 2012

Session Description: In February-April 2009 a survey was implemented with the goal of evaluating the "Peace and Conflict Resolution Education in Schools" project, implemented in Armenia by Women for Development from 2002-2007. Results of the survey showed that the vast majority of the respondents gave high importance to peace and conflict resolution education among teachers with regard to creation of peaceful and safe environments in schools. Almost all schoolchildren who participated in the survey responded similarly. They mentioned that the lack of such skills triggers conflict situations between pupils and teachers. Suggestions made by teachers, parents and schoolchildren were that everyone should have an opportunity to learn these important life skills.

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