P.E.A.C.E. Links - Peace Education
Center for Effective Discipline, www.stophitting.org
This site brings together organizations working to end corporal punishment in schools, homes and around the world. It provides information for parents about alternatives to physical punishment. Check the website for updated information about the progress towards eliminating corporal punishment in U.S. schools.
Children’s Music Network, www.cmnonline.org
We recognize children's music as a powerful means of encouraging cooperation, celebrating diversity, building self-esteem, promoting respect and responsibility for our environment, and cultivating an understanding of nonviolence and social justice.
Children’s Peace Education & Anti-Bias Library: childpeacebooks.org/cpb/index.php
This site. celebrating the work of early P.E.A.C.E. member Rosmarie Grenier who worked at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, CA, has a home and classroom curriculum for young children and also provides bibliographies of specially selected books to teach peacemaking with young children between one and six years of age. Rosemarie created this Cabrillo College Peace Education & Anti-Bias Library, and it is named in her honor. the Library is a volunteer effort funded entirely by donations and staffed by students, faculty and community members in Santa Cruz California. The library is housed in the ECE Department at Cabrillo College where staff and students may borrow from the collection and use the books with children. An interactive, computerized bibliography helps with selection of books for specific audiences and purposes. Students and staff provide public readings of the books in many venues
Early Childhood Education on Line (ECEOL) www.umaine.edu/eceol/
A LISTSERV community which offers support and opportunities for information exchange to all educators: families, teachers, caregivers, and others interested in providing quality care and learning situations for young children birth through 8 years.
Educators for Social Responsibility www.esrnational.org
ESR is a national non-profit organization founded in 1982. ESR works directly with educators to implement systemic practices that create safe, caring, and equitable schools so that all young people succeed in school and life, and help shape a safe, democratic, and just world.
Healthy Media Choices, www.healthymediachoices.org
Healthy Media Choices, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, helps parents, caregivers and teachers of young children use their own insights to come to terms with media influence. It provides research-based, multicultural workshops for parents, caregivers and teachers. [end text]
Media Awareness Network, www.media-awareness.ca
A Canadian centre of expertise and excellence in media education working to ensure children and youth possess the necessary critical thinking skills and tools to understand and actively engage with media. The site is home to one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of media education and Internet literacy resources.
OMEP-USA is the US branch of the World Early Childhood Education Organization. It is one of more than 60 national committees, or chapters, in World OMEP, a non-profit child advocacy organization, associated with the United Nations, UNICEF, UNESCO, the World Health Organization, and others working for healthy, peaceful, equitable, sustainable, and just environments for the world's children… today and in the future. OMEP's US members are among the leaders in the struggle to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Rethinking Schools, www.rethinkingschools.org
Rethinking Schools, a publication for the education community, is firmly committed to equity and to the vision that public education is central to the creation of a humane, caring, multiracial democracy. While writing for a broad audience, Rethinking Schools emphasizes problems facing urban schools, particularly issues of race.
Teaching Tolerance, www.tolerance.org
Tolerance.org is a principal online destination for people interested in dismantling bigotry and creating, in hate's stead, communities that value diversity. If you want to know how to transform yourself, your home, your school, your workplace or your community, Tolerance.org is a place to start — and continue — the journey.
Welcoming Schools: www.welcomingschools.org/pages/bibliographies-books-to-engage-students
Welcoming Schools, a project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, offers tools, lessons and resources on embracing family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping and ending bullying and name-calling in elementary schools. It offers an LGBT inclusive approach that is also inclusive of the many types of diversity found in our communities. Administrators, educators andparents/guardians can find materials here necessary to create learning environments in which all students are welcomed and respected.
Zero To Three, www.zerotothree.org
Zero to Three's mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf.