ERIC Number: EJ844924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 18
The Color Green: A "Go" for Peace Education
Wilson, Ruth A.
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n187 p40-43 May-Jun 2009
This article talks about the "Green Approach" to peace education. This approach to early childhood education is not only good for the environment but also good for young children and society, as "going green" gives children many opportunities to experience and practice peace in a way that matches their level of development. Caring for simple things in nature--like caterpillars, flowers, and ladybugs--helps children develop a sense of themselves as nurturers and as people who care. This sense of self contributes to a peaceful way of living--with self, with others, and with the natural world. The article includes a list of children's books on caring.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Peace, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Childrens Literature, Altruism
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A