Appreciative Inquiry, Culture of Violence, Higher Education, Non violence, Peace building
Aram, Dr. I. Arul
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Peace education is needed particularly for today’s youth. At places where militancy and other forms of violence are right at one’s doorsteps, children and youth are more vulnerable to violence as they draw violence from real life too. In such instances, violence imbued from the media is practised in reality as well. Also, youth of today are tomorrow’s leaders and hence there is a need to mould them in a pacifist mindset to have a peaceful future. Conflicts cause violence if not handled with care. The dynamics of conflicts have to be understood and peacemaking skills nurtured in the community as a whole. People resort to violence, or at times non-violence, while handling conflicts. Education should promote non-violent options of conflict resolution.