Eight Aspects of Peace Education

Peace is nothing but a time without any misunderstandings or conflicts. In a broader sense, peace (peace) may mean a condition of total calm, tranquility or even peacefulness which is not disturbed by absolutely anything at all. A state of complete peace is not equivalent to a state of virtue or goodness, rather it is relative to what is available to us and to our ability to remain unaffected by what happens around us. It is an attitude of being unaffected by what we see and hear around us and it is an attitude of viewing things from the right perspective without impeding our ability to understand and cope with them. Peace, in this sense is relative to everything which is beyond our comprehension or control and, therefore, not relative to anything that is good or bad, but simply relative to our ability to remain unaffected by it.


Peace is also known as apathy; a state in which individual behavior is neither motivated by a desire for power or status nor by any kind of imperative need, such as an obligation to the community, military service, financial repayment or any kind of prostrating oneself before God or man. In essence, peace is a state where everything is neither wanted nor required. This, in turn, may be viewed as a paradigm or a particular kind of deviation from the peaceable, although it may also be viewed as a characteristic of the peaceable, which needs to be balanced with the other. Paradigm refers to a change in social and cultural norms that have a profound effect on the overall harmony and peaceability of people and are a fundamental cause of conflict, war and social disintegration.

Peace is described as a time when everything has settled and nothing has changed. Peace, in fact, is neither desired nor required. However, in order for us to appreciate peace and its benefits, we need to know how peace affects us and how peace is related to the other aspects of human life. Peace education is one such important aspect of peace studies, which aims at developing individuals’ awareness of and attitude towards peace, particularly during periods of high tension and conflict. Peace education seeks to equip students with the tools and information necessary to understand and appreciate the concept of peace, as well as the different dimensions of peace that affect everyday life. Peace education is one of the most significant components of global peace studies.