Each course within the training model is designed to inform educator practice so that teachers are able to proactively prevent the recruitment of children as soldiers in their classroom and schools. The training draws on an andragogical perspective, focusing on key adult learning principles in the delivery of the training, but also practical use applications that teachers can use with their students and schools.
Trainers will be deployed to host countries to deliver training sessions for educators in their home schools and communities. The format for the session will include topic modules that will involve active participation, sharing, problem-solving and situation-specific simulations that will aid in providing knowledge and practical application that can be used in their every-day lives with their students. The training session will span across 2 days, include assessments and participant teachers will receive a certificate of completion.
In seeking to develop this training, we are aware of the considerations that come with this territory. We are seeking to work alongside teachers abroad and share with them, our knowledge, expertise and hope for a better future for the children in their communities. We will work with them, and only then, can we work for them. The process must be inclusive and collaborative and learning is reciprocated.
The depth and breadth of experiences, education and background of our team allows for a collaborative approach in developing our content. We have adult educators, school teachers, international development experts, retired military personnel, and child solider specialized trainers who have all contributed to the mission and development of this organization. We are tied to the reality that a world exists beyond ourselves, our families and our professions. We want to embrace this reality and relieve the injustices and atrocities found elsewhere in the world.
Teach Peace Development Inc., 2018-2021