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ERIC Number: ED312089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 87
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Peace Education Curriculum for Preprimary Children.
Freund, Carol A.
A lead teacher in a privately-owned preschool designed and implemented a peace education program. Primary goals of the practicum used were to provide developmentally appropriate experiences for: (1) increasing understanding of being a peacemaker; (2) gaining respect for nature and the environment; (3) showing compassion toward the exceptional other; and (4) becoming aware of other cultures. Practicum implementation involved use of the word "peace" in appropriate circumstances. Parents and children made peace dolls and children made peace art books that included quotations concerning peace. Peaceful resolution of problems was practiced. Songs and traditional nursery rhymes with new soothing endings were learned and presented in a play format to relatives and friends. With regard to the environment, aluminum cans were recycled; paper towels and water were used sparingly; supplies were collected for a bird-of-prey rehabilitation center; and gentle care was given to classroom pets. There were reciprocal visits with two classes from a school for deaf children and with other classes. Museum objects and visitors from Japan, Scandinavia, the Soviet Union, and Ghana introduced various cultures to the children. Students from preschool though sixth grade presented a peace program to the community. Evaluation data indicated positive results. A program journal and appendices provide related material. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A