Scientific evidence supporting families and children as agents of change for peace
Young children and their families are progressively being exposed to greater violence in homes, schools and communities, and among nations. In our search for solutions we turn to science. Evidence from the field of early childhood development (ECD) clearly demonstrates that lasting and intergenerational change can occur through interventions early in life. To break the cycle of violence and promote peaceful societies, the developmental needs of young children must be the primary focus.
Yale University, UNICEF, AÇEV Foundation, and the Fetzer Institute and other global partners have embarked on a joint project to achieve the common objective of analyzing the linkages between early childhood development (ECD) and peace building through scientific research, to disseminate results and advocate for better policies on global platforms - as a pathway to sustainable peace.
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Building Blocks of Peace: Using Media to Reach and Teach Young Children
October 15, 2015 / 4:00 am EST
The building blocks of peace education—living in harmony, accepting differences, conflict resolution—can be taught to young children, in much the same way as other curricular topics such as literacy, mathematics, and science. This webinar explores how educational media, including television, radio, mobile applications, and other digital platforms, are effective methods of peace education for young children. Led by two media educators—one with 20 years of experience developing international adaptations of Sesame Street, and the other a producer of an acclaimed television series in Ethiopia—the session will demonstrate a process for developing effective educational content to promote peace building.
Register for the webinar here.