ERIC Number: ED390565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr-22
Reference Count: 0
Integration/Infusion of Peace Education into Early Childhood Education Programs.
Stomfay-Stitz, Aline M.; Hinitz, Blythe F.
This paper provides techniques and resources for integrating peace education into early childhood education programs. After discussing the history of peace education in the United States and its role in an increasingly diverse society, the paper provides curriculum ideas and best practices for use in early childhood peace education. The need to employ developmentally appropriate practices which emphasize self-awareness, awareness of others, conflict resolution, problem solving, global awareness, and an appreciation of the arts and sciences is stressed. Specific suggestions for preschool children, primary grade students, and parent involvement are included. The paper also discusses the development and implementation of an action plan to integrate peace education into the curriculum. A discussion of books, journals, electronic resources, and national organizations that can play a part in the development of a peace education curriculum is included. An appendix contains a 52-item resource directory. (Contains 97 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Books, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Planning, Elementary School Curriculum, Global Education, Instructional Materials, National Organizations, Parent Participation, Peace, Periodicals, Preschool Curriculum, Prosocial Behavior, Resource Materials
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Peace Education
Note: Roundtable paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 18-22, 1995).