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The Center for Nonviolence and Democratic Education (CNDE) is supported by faculty affiliates of the University of Toledo as well as local, state, national and global affiliate organizations who engage in activities consistent with CNDE's mission.
Below are links and information to learn about the affiliates that make CNDE's work possible.
International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE)
The IIPE is a multicultural and cooperative learning opportunity that has brought together educators and professionals from around the world to learn with and from each other in short-term learning communities that model principles of critical, participatory peace pedagogy. The Institute is an opportunity for networking and community building and has spawned a variety of collaborative research projects and peace education initiatives at the local, regional, and international levels. The International Peace Bureau, in nominating IIPE for the 2005 UNESCO Peace Education Prize described it as “probably the most effective agent for the introduction of peace education to more educators than any other single non-governmental agency.”
Community-based Institutes on Peace Education (CIPE)
CIPEs are sustainable, community-based, non-formal peace education teacher training initiatives designed to address the lack of formal opportunities for the preparation of educators in the methods and practices of peace education. CIPEs are locally developed and taught in the local language to more adequately address local manifestations of violence, local and national educational policies, and prepare educators in culturally and contextually relevant educational practices.
Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE)
In addition to the IIPE and CIPE there is a constantly growing global network of peace educators who are participants in the Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE). Founded in 1999, the GCPE is an international network that promotes peace education among schools, families and communities to transform the culture of violence into a culture of peace.