ERIC Number: ED447958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Early Childhood Adventures in Peacemaking: A Conflict Resolution Activity Guide for Early Childhood Educators. Second Edition.
Kreidler, William J.; Whittall, Sandy Tsubokawa
This early childhood curriculum (ages 3-6) uses games, music, art, drama, and storytelling to teach young children effective, nonviolent ways to resolve conflicts and provides caregivers with tools for helping young children develop key conflict resolution skills. Following an introductory chapter, Chapter 2 provides guidance in assessing the needs of an early childhood program and provides strategies for implementing the Peaceable Program. Chapters 3 through 9 focus on the five key themes of the Peaceable Program: communication, cooperation, expressing emotions and managing anger, appreciating diversity, and conflict resolution. Each of these chapters reviews the developmental issues involved in the area; provides guidance in setting goals for children, identifying needed skills, and assessing progress; and includes tips and troubleshooting strategies. Chapters 10 through 15 detail classroom activities using music, puppets, storytelling, and parachute play. Chapter 16 includes ways to involve parents in building a Peaceable Program, and includes letters for parents and reproducible tip sheets with suggested activities to support the classroom program. (KB)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Classroom Environment, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Games, Emotional Development, Music Activities, Parent Materials, Parents as Teachers, Peace, Peer Relationship, Preschool Curriculum, Social Development, Story Telling, Teacher Student Relationship, Values Education, Young Children
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.
Authoring Institution: Educators for Social Responsibility, Cambridge, MA.; Work/Family Directions, Boston, MA.