ERIC Number: ED388896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Teaching Peace: How To Raise Children To Live in Harmony--Without Fear, Without Prejudice, Without Violence.
This guide presents a hands-on approach to teaching children the values that will help them live in today's changing world. Parents and teachers are given practical ways to combat prejudice and discourage hatred and violence. Part 1 discusses the roles of the home and family, focusing on conditioning for hatred and violence as it occurs through war toys, video games, and the mass media. A second chapter contains suggestions for evaluating the literature a child reads. Part 2 focuses on the school, with the section's first chapter devoted to the school climate and the need for a supportive setting. Growing up equal is the focus of the section's second chapter, with emphasis on gender fairness and equality. The third chapter of part 2 describes parent participation with teachers. Part 3 moves to encompass home, school, and the community, beginning with a discussion of multiculturalism in the community and the school, and an exploration of communicating across cultures. Many of the strategies for promoting peace are based on building self-esteem and the confidence to resist peer pressure. (Contains 90 resources, a list of key words, and 170 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Bias, Children, Childrens Television, Conflict Resolution, Critical Thinking, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Mass Media, Multicultural Education, Peace, Peer Influence, Prosocial Behavior, Racial Bias, Self Esteem, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Stereotypes, Violence
Berkley Publishing Group, 200 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 ($12 U.S., $17 Canadian).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A