ERIC Number: ED175563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Peace Education: Opening the Classroom Door.
Buckalew, M. W., Ed.
Opening Education for Children and Youth, v6 n3 Spring 1979
This collection of articles on peace education includes course descriptions, examples of student writing, lists of resources and class activities, research on children's and adolescents' thinking about peace, and essays on humanistic education and research trends in peace studies. The various articles are directed at differing age levels, ranging from preschool to adults. "Peace Education: The Challenge of our Times" provides a general description of the teaching goals and activities of an elementary teacher and a high school teacher, and includes samples of student work and student evaluation of the course. "Global Education" describes a preschool and kindergarten curriculum focused on the customs and traditions of foreign countries. "Creative Ways to Encourage Group-Building" describes group activities used in workshops with children aged 7 through 13 to foster cooperation, communication, affirmation, and conflict resolution. "Let's Listen To Our Children and Youth" describes the results of a study of children's and adolescents' thinking about peace. Papers offering a general orientation and opinions are "Humanistic Science Education as a Path Toward Non-Violence and Peace,""The Consortium on Peace Research, Education, and Development" and selections from an inaugural lecture, "The Scope and Dilemmas of Peace Studies," delivered at the Peace Studies Institute of the University of Bradford, England. Also included in the collection are a research study on instructional strategies, "The Effects of Reinforcement Learning Centers on the Academic Achievement of Fifth Grade Children," a position paper, "Needed: Effective Education Programs for Parents of Pre-School Children," and a list of content papers from selected Peace Education resources. (Author/SS)
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Authoring Institution: Evansville Univ., IN. School of Education.