Analysis of Peace Education in Social Studies Curriculum at Elementary Level

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Analysis of Peace Education in Social Studies Curriculum at Elementary Level

Author(s) : Ume Rubab , M. Imran Yousuf & M. Arshad Dahar


The subject of Social Studies has a potential to promote national and international development and is vital for peace education. The main purpose of the study was to identify the SLOs of Social Studies curriculum of (2017) regarding peace contents in the context of learning domains and to examine the status of identified peace promoting contents in classroom teaching. All the curriculum experts who were involved in curriculum development process run by Ministry of Education and currently engaged in National Curriculum Council (NCC). All the teachers of Social Studies subject were included in target population. At first phase of the study, one most relevant expert from each category i.e. Curriculum Expert, Subject Specialists and working teachers were selected through purposive sampling. SLOs of Social Studies regarding peace promoting contents were identified and validated from experts. In second phase the sample for schools & teachers were selected according to status of sector wise schools in Federal Directorate of Education (FDE). The collected data of teacher’s responses were organized by using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) for data analysis. Frequency and percentage were used to interpret the results. It was found that more focus on knowledge level domain and less emphasis on skills and attitude was there. 

Keywords: Peace Education, Social Studies curriculum, classroom teaching