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EIU Best Practices 2021: Fostering Intercultural Awareness through GCED; A Case from Sri Lanka (EIU Best Practices Series; no.59)
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Seoul | 2021 | ix, 31 p.
ISBN 979-11-87819-51-6
Oshan Madushanka Gunathilake
Corporate author: 
Asia and the Pacific

This monograph is one of APCEIU's EIU Best Practices Series, which aims to encourage educators, scholars, and activists to implement and share local initiatives on EIU. The Series No.59 introduces ‘Citizen Culture’ which is designed to foster intercultural and interreligious understanding within youth communities through the theories and learnings of GCED. The programme focused on a selected group of young individuals who are representing both vulnerable communities as well as privileged, also belonging to a diverse mixture of cultural, religious, social and ethnic backgrounds. The learners will go into their respective communities and spread this message as agents of positive change and actively contribute to the social cohesion, trust and awareness building through volunteer participation for transforming popular harmful narratives and practices which are structured in our society - cultivating a culture of peace.


Resource Type: 
Case studies and research papers
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
International understanding / Globalisation / International education / Interdependency
Peace / Culture of peace
Level of education: 
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education


Education for international understanding; Global citizenship education; Peace; Peace education; Youth; EIU; GCED