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ERIC Number: EJ783327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Caring for Each Other in a Peace Club
Stomfay-Stitz, Aline; Wheeler, Edyth
Childhood Education, v84 n1 p30-H Fall 2007
Each teacher has a favorite dream for the first weeks of the new school year: a calm and peaceful classroom. Yet, due to the tragic incidents of violence and school shootings, matched by an increase in bullying and harassment, such noble goals seem remote and unrealistic. The authors believe that there is a way to succeed through the concept of an in-class Peace Club. Under the broad umbrella of the United Nations, an International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of the World was launched to include 200 countries around the world (UNESCO, 2000). The Peace Club was one of many models suggested as appropriate for a whole school, a classroom, or family. The principles of a Peace Club format for children have a solid foundation in the philosophy of education that most teachers studied for their degrees in education. The goal for a Peace Club community is based on caring and peacemaking. This article discusses how to launch a Peace Club in schools and presents basic facts and steps for forming a Peace Club. (Contains 12 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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