ERIC Number: ED407088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Zones of Peace.
Evans, Judith L.; And Others
Coordinators' Notebook: An International Resource for Early Childhood Development, n19 1996
Children affected by armed violence face a specific set of stressors and challenges which calls for appropriate programming. This Coordinator's Notebook focuses on how to work with children affected by organized violence in order to provide them the best possible early childhood experiences. It is divided into five sections. "Children as Zones of Peace" (Judith L. Evans) discusses organized violence in the form civil and ethnic strife and political oppression, and its effects on children: displacement, unaccompanied children, refugee camps, psychological trauma. It then discusses developing appropriate interventions, principles for working with children affected by organized violence, early childhood programming guidelines, specific activities for and with young children, and looking toward the future. "Resolving Conflicts and Making Peace" (Ellen M. Ilfeld) discusses basic skills for young children, conflict resolution and peacemaking, and the environment and strategies used to create peace. The first case study, "Assisting Angolan Children Impacted by War: Blending Western and Traditional Approaches to Healing," has sections on a mobile war trauma team and assisting children in the provinces. The second case study, "Emergency Education: Save the Children Early Childhood Program, Ex-Yugoslavia," has sections on the importance of the following necessary characteristics of early childhood programs: response to psycho-social needs of war-afflicted families and children; flexibility in program delivery; and sustainability based on community ownership. This section also contains a listing of lessons learned in Save the Children preschools. "Related Resources" presents available UNICEF titles related to this topic and a few related organizations and their contact information. "Network Notes" contains the sections: Letters to the Editor, International Organizations, Meetings, On the World Wide Web, and Calendar. (WJC)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Peace, Social Services, Social Support Groups, Violence, War, Young Children
Dr. Judith L. Evans, 6 The Lope, Haydenville, MA 01039; phone: 413-268-7272; fax: 413-268-7279; e-mail: info[at sign]ecdgroup.com; world-wide web: http://www.ecdgroup.com
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).; World Bank, Washington, DC.; United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.; Save the Children, Atlanta, GA.; Aga Khan Foundation, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development, Haydenville, MA.