"In a period of transition and accelerated change marked by the expression of intolerance, manifestations of racial and ethnic hatred, the upsurge of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, discrimination, war and violence towards those regarded as 'other' and the growing disparities between rich and poor, at international and national levels alike, action strategies must aim both at ensuring fundamental freedoms, peace, human rights, and democracy and at promoting sustainable and equitable economic and social development all of which have an essential part to play in building a culture of peace.
for a transformation of the traditional styles of educational action."
The following five Teaching Units represent central themes and methods in educating for a culture of peace. They incorporate the theoretical approach and pedagogy discussed in the Teacher as Learner section. These Units are meant to guide teachers and provide resources for their own development as peace educators. However, these activities may not be ideal for all learning environments. Teachers, acting as learners, should feel free to adapt these activities to make them more effective, culturally relevant, or issue-specific.