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Early Childhood Education: Towards Sustainable Peace in Sri Lanka

Language
English
Themes
Early Childhood Development
Resource Type
Thesis/Dissertation
Author(s)
Claudia Gabriela Canales Gallardo
Publisher/Journal
Kyung Hee University
Publish Date
2009-06-01

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Summary

This thesis provides an understanding of how by incorporating early childhood education in its formal settings and implementing peace education within this stage, Sri Lanka’s endeavours to foster peace are more likely to have lasting positive effects in the society. John Dewey and Maria Montessori’s approaches to education are reviewed and integrated into a comprehensive framework for peace education. To complement this examination, the thesis presents a review on the definition of ‘basic education’ and the activities advocated by the National Policy on Education for Social Cohesion and Peace, thus placing early childhood education within the greater context of sustainable peace.