International Journal of Distance Education and E-Learning (IJDEEL)
International Islamic University, Islamabad

Need Assessment of Peace Education as a Subject Inclusion in Distance Education Curriculum at Graduate Level in Pakistan

Basharat Ali Khan

 

Abstract

Pakistan is facing several challenges and problems like terrorism, corruption, violence, conflicts and target killing. Therefore we have to change the mind and vision of our young generation through giving peace education. The main purpose of this study was to find out the need of peace education as a subject in distance education curriculum and to study the awareness and attitudes of tutors towards peace education inclusion in distance education curriculum at graduate level. The design of the study was descriptive and all the tutors (725) of B.A .Level during the autumn semester 2016 at Rawalpindi Region at Allama Iqbal Open University were population of the study. The sample of the study (250) B.A. tutors during autumn semester 2016 at Rawalpindi Region at Allama Iqbal Open University was selected randomly. In order to collect data, a self-made questionnaire was employed by the researcher. The major findings of the study shows that peace education is mandatory for our country. Majority of the tutors agreed that peace education as a subject should be included in distance education curriculum and should be taught at graduate level. Majority of the tutors disagreed that peace education should be introduced through unit approach. On the basis of findings, peace education as a subject recommended for inclusion and teaching at graduation level in distance education at Allama Iqbal Open University.

Keywords: Peace Education; Distance Education; Tutors; Awareness; Attitude