Albabtain Foundation announces details about the educational stages covered by its Peace Education Curriculum.
May 24, 2019
The "World Forum for the Culture of Peace," organized by Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, raises a pressing existential concern for humanity today, revolving around the "Security of future Generations." The Foundation will address this issue in its forum, scheduled for June 13, 2019, by presenting proposed curricula through 17 educational modules. These details were outlined in a press statement, in which the Foundation elaborated on the stages covered by these modules and the content devised by a group of experts worldwide. The objective is to impart a culture of peace and integrate it as a habitual and spontaneous behavior among generations. The Foundation expounded on these educational stages as follows:
1. Early Childhood Stage: Two levels - First and Second Nursery Levels.
2. Primary Stage: Levels - First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Grades.
3. Intermediate Stage: Levels - First, Second, Third Grades.
4. Secondary Stage: Levels - First, Second, Third Grades.
5. University Stage: First Year (Peace and Human Rights). The second year encompasses (Peace: Human Security and Human Development). The third year includes (Local and Global Democracy: Pathways to Peace), and the fourth year integrates (Education for the Culture of Peace and Human Rights).
Regarding these modules and their teaching methodology, Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain, the Chairman of the Foundation, stated: "The experts who formulated these modules have taken into consideration the stages of cognitive comprehension from childhood to youth. These are the stages in which individuals are in a state of mental reception and intellectual formation. Consequently, educational institutions will find material in these modules that aligns with each age group easily and deeply simultaneously."
Albabtain added: "Through these modules, the Foundation aims to trace the idea of peace from its inception in early childhood, progressing through primary and intermediate stages, until it reaches its full maturity in the university years. This allows it to bear the fruits of peace within the recipients of these modules, who can then propagate the ideas about peace as an essential necessity to save humanity from the ravages of wars. The notion of peace becomes a curriculum rather than mere wishes."
It is worth noting that the United Nations General Assembly previously approved the proposal of developing 17 peace curricula submitted by Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain, the Chairman of the Foundation.