BUILDING SUSTAINABLE PEACE: UNDERSTANDING THE GAPS BETWEEN PEACE TEACHINGS AND PRACTICES AT SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL IN PAKISTAN
The question of building peaceful for sustainable development is an academic discussion in almost every society of the word since the world history. Although major gaps exist in peace teachings and practices hut this is need of the day to explore these gaps to achieve the goals of building peace in the society. Exploring the gaps between peace teaching and practices in youth is not a one sided but the agenda of almost all countries for establishing a more peaceful world. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to develop a better understanding of gaps teaching linkages with the practices of students of secondary school students in Pakistan. Participants of the study will include faculty members of two federal universities of Pakistan. Content of social studies concerning peace teachings at secondary school level has been analyzed through thematic content analysis. Unstructured interview has been used as a tool of research. The findings of the study have highlighted the existing gaps and needs for strengthening the linkages between peace teaching and practices at secondary school level in Pakistan. The study has been significant in policy development to reduce the challenges and gaps in promoting conceptual understanding peace in school youth.