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ERIC Number: ED367497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Pages: 72
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Nonviolent Living Skills in Preschool: Parental Perspective.
Peterson, Julie Penshorn
A study sought to determine whether or not parents felt that education in nonviolent living skills was important to their choice of a preschool for their child. Questionnaires were distributed to parents at four preschools and to parents of children attending a test site preschool with a peace studies program. A teacher focus group was also surveyed, as well as spokespersons from local alternative schools. Results of the study indicated that: (1) parents thought teaching children nonviolent living skills was important, and they would pay more and participate to get such programs for their child; (2) the quality and quantity of parent-staff communication and parent education is critical to a peace program; (3) parent involvement is important in promoting the benefits of such a program; (4) parents do not view preschoolers as too young to start learning nonviolent living skills; (5) teachers need a supportive environment in which to implement a peace program; (6) a preschool curriculum for this kind of program needs development; and (7) longitudinal studies of children who have participated in preschool peace studies programs would be helpful in ensuring optimum outcomes for children in future programs. This report is divided into four chapters: "Introduction", "Literature Review,""Methods and Results" and "Discussion" (conclusions). A list of organizations involved with peace studies and copies of the surveys are appended. Contains 58 references. (TJQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Nonviolence; Peace Education; Peace Studies