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ERIC Number: EJ913820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
Compassion: Practical Classroom Activities
Wong, Lily; Duffy, Roslyn Ann
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n193 p56-60 May-Jun 2010
Compassion is a deep feeling of sharing the suffering of another. It is a mixture of words, thoughts, and actions that allow a child to be sympathetic to the needs of others. Young children today witness many conflicting values. Values promoted in the media and popular culture often glorify disrespect and unkindness, with beauty and possessions emphasized over actions and service to others. This article identifies behaviors that instill compassion in its many facets. Each activity corresponds to one of the letters spelling out COMPASSION. The authors present sample strategies that can help parents and teachers develop children's capacity for compassion and help them to become adults who can lead happy, healthy, and compassionate lives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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