The Necessity of Peace Education in Zimbabwe

  • Mediel HoveEmail author


Zimbabwe is known for a host of violent episodes which span the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial periods. A tradition of violent responses to conflicts has been established and must be broken if the country is to have sustainable peace. This chapter argues that there are no quick fixes and that the essential broad strategy is to introduce peace education at all levels of the educational spectrum from kindergarten (pre-school) up to the tertiary institutions. The country already has a number of institutions which are already training students in peace education and related disciplines.


Peace education Violence Nonviolence Sustainable peace Zimbabwe 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ZimbabweHarareZimbabwe

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