ERIC Number: ED464754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Our Part in Peace.
Campbell, Sheralyn; Castelino, Tracy; Coady, Margaret; Lawrence, Heather; MacNaughton, Glenda; Rolfe, Sharne; Smith, Kylie; Totta, Jeni
AECA Research in Practice Series, v9 n1 2002
Noting that peace concerns justice and respect for everyone's basic rights, this booklet examines how children, teachers, and parents understand peace, and how they can learn together to respect each other and create peaceful environments for young children. Following introductory remarks, it describes the visions of children, parents, and teachers from the Swanston Street Children's Center in Australia for a peaceful and respectful community and presents the program philosophy. The booklet then lists steps taken at the Center whenever an issue or question about peace and respect is considered. The use of gallery displays to share concerns and differences is also discussed. Next, suggestions are provided for practitioners to build a peaceful and respectful community via dialogue through the arts or to create peaceful places for young children. The booklet then discusses children's right to a safe and secure childhood and the tradition of concern with peace and children's rights within the early childhood community. Ways surroundings can promote peace in children are also listed. Following this, children's understanding of peace at various ages is then detailed. The booklet concludes with suggestions for building policies for peace in children's services and a list of principles to guide policy development. (Contains 10 references and a list of Internet resources.) (KB)
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Age Differences, Child Development, Childrens Rights, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Family Life, Foreign Countries, Peace, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Young Children
Publications Section, Australian Early Childhood Association. P.O. Box 105, Watson, ACT 2602, Australia ($12.52 Australian). Tel: 02-6241-6900; Fax: 02-6241-5547; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.aeca.org.au.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., Watson.