Entrenching and Strengthening Peace Education in the Nigerian School Curriculum for Peacebuilding and Sustainability in Nigeria

  • Danladi Abok Atu
Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)


This chapter assesses the psychological basis of peace education in Nigeria. At the present time, there is no formal peace education as an area of study in our schools, as it is the case in other African countries of Rwanda and Kenya. The Nigerian educational policy, however, sees education as an instrument per excellence in addressing the challenges of its development. In inculcating desirable peace norms in the younger ones as a panacea for building a culture of peace, therefore, the chapter examines key psychological and philosophical principles in articulating transformative peace education pedagogy. This includes curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular content and methodologies.


Nigeria Peace Peace education Community psychology Educational policy Psychological basis 


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  • Danladi Abok Atu
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  1. 1.Godfrey Okoye UniversityEnuguNigeria

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