Man, Peace and Peace Education
The essence of education is the development of human potentialities and ultimately, the human self. Since the self is continuously changing, peace education becomes imperative if a planned development of the human self is not achieved. Based on this, this paper attempts to take a cursory look at the nature of man in relation to peace and the role of human development and peace education in contributing to a peaceful environment. This paper argues that peace education will also foster the development of man to live and work in dignity, participate in the development of peace and the establishment of processes for compromise and negotiation. This paper concludes that education for peace will produce assertive humankinds who will individually and collectively be committed to autonomy of thought and action, eradicate the culture of violence and develop sustainable peace.