Marcela Paredes emphasized reinforcing collective efforts to build a culture of peace
Marcela Paredes, Minister of Education of Panama, spoke about the need for the educational system to include pedagogical strategies for the construction of a culture of peace during the opening of the Educational Session: Education for Integral Peace, CUMIPAZ 2017 - Panama.
She mentioned that out of all attempts to promote peace, education played a key role. For this reason, she considers that the educational sessions of this summit contribute in a very effective way towards that praiseworthy goal of reaching more peaceful societies, with greater welfare and happiness for the whole world.
“In this way I feel that the educator can play an essential role; first with his example, his attitude, his performance in each classroom, and with tools that allow him to establish strategies within his day to day so that the promotion of a culture of peace be the transversal axis regardless of the educational specialty of the professor She emphasized that for this to be possible, pedagogical strategies and innovations should be defined, and above all, have a greater understanding that of each educator can become a promoter of this peace initiative.”.
She emphasized that for this to be possible, pedagogical strategies and innovations should be defined, and above all, have a greater understanding that of each educator can become a promoter of this peace initiative.
The minister stressed that this vision must first be incorporated into the initial training of educators, and also, as a permanent element of their continuing education; because, if you really want to achieve the goals of living in more peaceful societies this must be a sustained effort.
He also pointed out that lack of tolerance, respect, violence, hate crimes, discrimination, increased femicides in some countries, bullying in schools, harassment of youth in social networks; makes it necessary "to strengthen our collective efforts to achieve the true establishment of a culture of peace."