This UN event presented scientific evidence around early childhood development and social cohesion/peacebuilding and showcased best practices from around the world over the last 25 years.
On 12 December 2019, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus the annual resolution, “Follow-up to the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace.” The follow-up reaffirms the basic mandates and recommends further investment in early childhood development and peace education.
(NPR) There’s a growing body of research on the value and importance of high-quality early education programs — especially for disadvantaged kids. But there’s surprisingly little research on its impact over time. A new paper. “The Life-Cycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program,” co-authored by Nobel laureate James Heckman, helps change that. Heckman and his co-authors examine the many ways in which these high-quality programs helped participants thrive throughout life.
This paper by Blythe Hinitz & Aline Stomfay-Stitz (1999) suggests several modes of expressive arts may be especially appropriate for peace education and conflict resolution instruction in early childhood and teacher education classrooms. This paper explores the integration of the concepts and processes of peace education and conflict resolution through an examination of current research and professional development publications, as well as observations made in selected U.S. early education and teacher education classrooms.
(Original article: Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post, Nov. 24, 2015) Nancy Carlsson-Paige is an early childhood development expert who has been at the forefront of the debate on how best …