ERIC Number: ED421226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
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Integration of Peace Education Conflict Resolution with the Arts and Humanities: A New Agenda for a New Century.
Stomfay-Stitz, Aline M.; Hinitz, Blythe F.
This paper discusses the integration of peace education into early childhood education through the arts and humanities curricula, considering several pedagogical developments which indicate a more favorable climate for this integration, including: (1) aesthetic literacy programs, including peace museums and the role of children's literature; (2) neuroscience developments such as whole brain learning which recognizes the importance of infant and early childhood development; (3) interdisciplinary experiences within an integrated curriculum framework; (4) social/affective education beginning with early childhood; (5) ecological and social responsibility as an expression of the integration of learning in science and social studies; (6) technological literacy; (7) cultural contexts for learning; and (8) spiritual and philosophical hopes for humanity expressed as goals for the new century. The paper argues that these new insights hold the promise of addressing humanity's most perplexing problem: how to resolve conflicts and live in peace and harmony in our culturally diverse society. Contains 75 references. (JPB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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