Building Infrastructure for Peace in Nigerian Schools

  • Oseremen Felix Irene

Abstract

Violence is a worrisome phenomenon in every social setting including schools where it particularly has a negative impact on learning processes, as it largely affects victims’ mental, psychological and physical dispositions. It is often more rewarding to tackle violence from its root and work to entrench a lasting culture of peace. Dealing with violent menace however requires a cutting–edge approach which infrastructure for peace represents. This is important in view of the failure of the existing approaches in dealing with violence and promoting attitudinal cum social change in school. This paper therefore focuses on building infrastructures for peace such as peace clubs, and using such standing peace structure to deal with violence, promote positive attitudinal cum social change in schools. The experiences of the schools for the research include the cultivation of a culture of peace, positive attitudinal change among students, development of conflict resolution skills by students and social change for peace.

Keywords: Building, Infrastructure for Peace, Peace clubs, Nigerian Schools

Published
2016-05-10
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2070-0083
print ISSN: 1994-9057