Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2017)
Adolescents’ interpretation of conflict in the society
Author(s): Takshashila Jadhav
Abstract: Conflict is the most mis-interpreted word in the history of peace talks. It is attributed synonymously with violence on the contrary conflict is the most inevitable part of life. Despite the best practices of UNESCO on Nonviolent conflict resolution in and out of school, it still is a distant dream. In the current paper the researcher makes an attempt to identify the adolescents’ awareness about conflict and its sources, using qualitative approach. The data was collected in textual form and was analyzed on the basis of dominant theme, context in which it was interpreted and the words related to the theme. The findings of the study reflect that students interpret conflict synonymously to violence and depict the source of conflict as narrow mindedness of people. The final pages propose programs and strategies for nurturing peace value among the students.