ERIC Number: EJ785800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Supporting Young Children's Efforts toward Peacemaking: Recommendations for Early Childhood Educators
Walker, Kathleen; Myers-Bowman, Karen S.; Myers-Walls, Judith A.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v35 n4 p377-382 Feb 2008
Early childhood educators are in a unique position to provide peace education to young children and have been called to do so by their professional organizations. This article is intended to support early childhood educators in these endeavors by providing an overview of young children's conceptions of peace, war, and peacemaking strategies. In addition, a theoretical framework for assessing young children's conceptions of peacemaking is presented and recommendations for encouraging young children in their peacemaking efforts are suggested.
Descriptors: Young Children, Childhood Attitudes, Peace, War, Evaluation Methods, Prosocial Behavior
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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