ERIC Number: ED384422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Improving the Social Skills of Kindergarten Students in Their Multicultural Setting through a Peacemaking Program.
Leonard, Kathleen M.
A project to improve the social skills of kindergarten children in a multicultural setting by a simple peace education program was implemented. Noting that kindergarten children did not exhibit good social skills and were not able to solve conflicts in a peaceful manner, the project was designed to incorporate and increase group problem solving, cooperative learning, peacemaking language skills, and parent participation. The results showed that 15 out of the 20 kindergarten students solved verbal conflicts peacefully, accepted others into their play, and collaborated and shared with each other. The results also indicated that involving the home, school, and the community in the peace education program resulted in opportunities for students to improve their social skills. Three appendices on student checklists for verbal solving of conflicts, acceptance of other children, and collaborating and sharing are included. Contains 23 references. (AP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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