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Education for the Prevention of Intergroup Conflicts

Md Intekhab Alam Khan

Ph.D Research Scholar, Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, INDIA.


This research paper explains the role of education, especially emerging global emphasis on peace education for the prevention of conflicts. Through a brief discussion of the researches in the field, the paper aims to draw the attention toward the significance of peace education in developing a culture of peace in societies. Education transforms the mindset of individuals who organise into different groups and engage in violence. Through education aimed at overcoming prejudices, ignorance, wishful thinking, and a proclivity toward stereotyping, people can learn to live together amicably, and if disputes arise, they can resolve through problem-sharing approach. In conclusion, the paper emphasize the importance of peace education for children as they can inculcate the habit of living together peacefully and resolve differences with others amicably.

Keywords :Education transforms, intergroup conflicts, problem-sharing approach.