CULTURE OF PEACE: ANALYSIS OF STUDENTS’ AWARENESS TOWARD PEACE EDUCATION AT SECONDARY LEVEL
The study was designed to analyze the students’ awareness of peace education at the secondary level. The research design was descriptive and the survey method was used to find out how high school students felt about Peace education. The population of the study was comprised of Students who were admitted at the secondary school level in 10th grade in the Lahore division in the districts i.e., Lahore, Kasur, Sheikhupura and Nankana Sahab. The sample of the study was drawn from the population which consisted of 1480 of 10th grade students. A questionnaire was developed based on a five-point Likert scale for data collection. The tool was composed of two parts i.e., background knowledge of peace education and sub aspects i.e., Peace education awareness, Peace responsibilities, tolerance, and human rights. Validation of the tool was managed through experts’ opinions. The reliability was ensured by applying Conbach Alpha and its value was found .899. It was found that the students were significantly different opinions on the majority of peace education aspects while location-wise, the students were more knowled living in urban areas. The male students were more knowledge about the aspects of peace education than female students while the overall knowledge of the students was found average. It is recommended to provide learning opportunities to the students in the classroom through the revision of content and also train teachers about peace education.