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Peace Education, a means for Better Adjustment of the Niger-Delta Youths: Implications for Counselling

Oghiagbephan, A. D.

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society

Peace education is the process of acquiring the values, the knowledge and developing attitudes, skills and behaviours to live in harmony with oneself, with others, and with the natural environment. Peace is often considered as the fundamental basis of stability, progress and development in human societies. Peace connotes tranquility, psychological consonance, physical and environmental stability and the sustenance of enabling circumstances that guarantee freedom from all sources of all individual and societal instability. This study primarily examines peace education as a means for better adjustment of the Niger Delta youths. Among other things, it goes further to explain peace agenda and national stability and stated some characteristics of Peace Education. The review also analyses as it major aim some social and psychological strategies for better adjustment of the Niger Delta Youths as well as its implication for counselling. To this end, the study recommends among others the introduction of peace education, which should adopt the formal and informal context to cover a wider range of individuals and the curriculum developers should imbibe the tenets of peaceful co-existence and religious diversity.