The Role of Citizenship Education in Achieving Peace in Colombia
José Manuel Franco Serrano, Ed.D

The article starts with a reflection of the major social ills afflicting our country: violence and corruption, as well as the historic opportunity that unfastens if the Colombian government can implement the peace accord with the Fuerzas Armadas Revolutionaries de Colombia (FARC) and sign a peace accord with Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN). It shows the importance of the development of the ethical dimension in citizenship education, pinpointing some of its features. The text also mentions some regulatory elements within the national and international contexts that address the horizon which we can, and must, head towards as a nation. In addition to, the author highlights some examples of concrete contributions in the field of civic education for peace, with an emphasis on the various dissertation projects developed by some students of the Master on Pedagogy program at the Universidad Industrial de Santander. These investigations have had a positive impact on the education of students, in the communities of the educational institutions and in their respective municipalities, all belonging to the department of Santander, Colombia.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v6n2a5