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ERIC Number: ED399489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Peace Education: Enhancing Caring Skills and Emotional Intelligence in Children.
Duhon-Haynes, Gwendolyn; And Others
Teacher education programs are rapidly changing to ensure that pre-service teachers are well prepared to successfully conquer the critical issues they will encounter in K-12 public schools. The major issue influencing teaching and learning is school violence and the lack of a sense of peace and caring in educational institutions. The educational system provides an excellent opportunity for adults and children to explore and practice mutuality and reciprocity of respect and caring. Peace education refers to a non-authoritarian educational process that is compatible with peace and avoids all structural violence. A model for implementing Peace Education in the kindergarten through third grade curriculum as an effort to teach caring skills in elementary school is presented. The model addresses concepts related to peace and caring such as: (1) The meaning of peace and caring; (2) Peace and caring enhancing healthy families; (3) Peace and caring as a tool for positive relationships; (4) Peace and caring as related to diversity issues; (5) Visions of a peaceful, caring society; and (6) Emotional intelligence as related to intelligence quotient. Strategies are provided for parents, teachers, and principals. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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