Reading: Ensuring Harmony and Protection in Preschool Education

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Ensuring Harmony and Protection in Preschool Education

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Buddhiprabha DD Pathirana

Department of Philosophy & Psychology, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, LK
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The article discusses the development of a reader friendly resource book for preschool teacher to prevent/minimize early violence and aggressiveness and to promote pro-social behaviors in preschool children. The aim of the article is to explain the milestones of the research journey which took place to develop it. The contents of the resource book was based on interviews of national and international experts, survey outcome of 275 preschool teachers from 18 districts, 23 preschool teacher interviews, observations of preschool children in four different preschools and a literature review over 300 journal articles and books. Based on the above, the author developed 14 training modules for Sri Lankan preschool teachers to create a non-violent environment in the preschool. The article discusses the writing process, validating the modules for content and cultural relevance, piloting the resource book and suggestions for training the preschool teachers using the resource book.

Sri Lanka Journal of Advanced Social Studies Vol. 1 - No. 2 - Page 111-130

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljass.v1i2.4859
DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljass.v1i2.4859
How to Cite: Pathirana, B.D., (2012). Ensuring Harmony and Protection in Preschool Education. Sri Lanka Journal of Advanced Social Studies. 1(2), pp.111–130. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljass.v1i2.4859
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Published on 29 Oct 2012.
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