ERIC Number: ED433104
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov-21
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Peace Education in the Early Childhood/Elementary Education Classroom: Setting the Agenda for a Humane World.
Hinitz, Blythe F.; Stomfay-Stitz, Aline M.
Peace Education is now considered by many as a viable curriculum that could be integrated into many school programs. This paper identifies and clarifies the role that peace education can play in the creation of a humane, nonviolent learning environment; highlights recent research on brain-based learning that holds significance for the inclusion of peace education in the curriculum, especially with integration of the arts and humanities; and demonstrates and invites participation in workshop activities that enhance the quest for a peaceful school and classroom. The paper maintains that peace education can enfold integrated, brain-based, multisensory learning, and a problem-solving approach. Integration of the arts and humanities in peace education can be a form of art therapy for children living in violent communities. The paper further maintains that peace education ensures enhanced citizenship skills for a new century. Appended to the paper are lists of: resources for brain-based learning; books and curriculum guides for peace education/conflict resolution/violence prevention/human rights/global education; and online resources. (KB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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