Free the Children!: Conflict Education for Strong, Peaceful Minds

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Free the Children! offers a unique approach to helping ourselves and our children break free from negative cultural and media conditioning that creates aggression and conflict. Covering ages pre-K through twelfth grade, this insightful resource presents five essential components necessary for an effective conflict education curriculum. In non-technical language, the author explores key issues including raising a peaceful male child in a violent world; how to encourage children's natural empathy; the effect of ...
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Overview

Free the Children! offers a unique approach to helping ourselves and our children break free from negative cultural and media conditioning that creates aggression and conflict. Covering ages pre-K through twelfth grade, this insightful resource presents five essential components necessary for an effective conflict education curriculum. In non-technical language, the author explores key issues including raising a peaceful male child in a violent world; how to encourage children's natural empathy; the effect of media violence on the chemistry of children's brains; building community; school bullies; dating violence; and empowering adolescent girls to refuse the role of the "victim" and embrace personal strength.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865713611
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/1997
  • Edition description: AIMHI EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Conflict Education: The Process 3
Ch. 1 The Five Essential Components of a Conflict Education Program 4
Pt. 2 Conflict Education for Different Ages 19
Ch. 2 The Preschool/Kindergarten Child 20
Ch. 3 The Lower Elementary School Child 36
Ch. 4 The Upper Elementary School Child 62
Ch. 5 The Junior High Adolescent 86
Ch. 6 The High School Adolescent 112
Epilogue 159
App. A Developmental Stages and the Curriculum 162
App. B Corporal Punishment 164
App. C TV Violence 166
App. D Bullying 168
Annotated Bibliography 171
Bibliography by Subject Area 178
Additional Resources 181
Endnotes 185
Index 188
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