Role of Peace Education in Sustainability and Development of Pakistan

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  • Faiza Haseeb COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus
  • Shahzad Khan Institute of Development Studies, Agriculture University, Peshawar
  • Sajid Khan The University of Agriculture, Peshawar
  • Arif Alam COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus
  • Ikram Shah COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus

Abstract

The study is based on AHP analysis to identify the feasibility of each level of schooling with respect to peace education. The AHP application presented, provided results of each relative factor or criteria to each respondent as well as the overall weightage for these criteria's given by each individual/respondent in our study. The findings of the study revealed that, the dominant alternative for academic professionals and field experts that can play impressive role in peace education is the primary schooling, while the central criteria having influence on peace education are norms/values, followed by approaches/standards and knowledge/skills with respect to teacher's judgements. On the other hand, significant factors/criteria for student's choice with respect to peace education is approaches and standards. Students also prefer primary education level as the most effective stage for children to learn/catch peace education skills and adopt peace values. The quantification of impacting factors-like in our study are; knowledge/skills, approaches/standards and norms/values. Decision making with respect to peace building in young generation will play a significant role in achievement of sustainability in the peace. Therefore, at the grassroots level, providing trainings on peace education to the children in primary school can reduce risk of conflicts in Pakistan. The government and policy implementers should prioritize addition of peace education in devising curriculum and its implementation.

Keywords; AHP, peace education, knowledge and skills, teachers, sustainability

JEL Classifications: D74, I25, Q01

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32479/ijefi.10310

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Author Biographies

Faiza Haseeb, COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus

Faiza HaseebProgram ManagerInternational Research Council for Religious Affairs, Islamabad.Executive Director: Voice Media Network (Pvt.) Ltd.Alumni COMSATS University, Abbottabad Campus (Pakistan)

Shahzad Khan, Institute of Development Studies, Agriculture University, Peshawar

Assistant ProfessorInstitute of Development StudiesThe University of Agriculture, Peshawar (Pakistan)

Sajid Khan, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar

StudentInstitute of Development StudiesThe University of Agriculture, Peshawar (Pakistan)

Arif Alam, COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus

Assistant Professor & Graduate CoordinatorDepartment of Development StudiesCOMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus

Ikram Shah, COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus

Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Development StudiesCOMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus

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2020-09-12

How to Cite

Haseeb, F., Khan, S., Khan, S., Alam, A., & Shah, I. (2020). Role of Peace Education in Sustainability and Development of Pakistan. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 10(5), 317–326. Retrieved from http://econjournals.com/index.php/ijefi/article/view/10310

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