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The children's peace project: Service-learning and art education


Pamela G. Taylor 
Virginia Commonwealth University, United States 
pgtaylor@vcu.edu

 

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Abstract

This paper presents the case of a service-learning art experience in an after-school housing development program. Beginning with a dialogue concerning peace and how it can become part of their world, children and pre-service teachers explored and connected the idea of peace through symbols, metaphor and idealism in works of art. A critical and reflective account of this experience demonstrates the ways that young children and pre-service art teachers can benefit from meaningful and socially relevant service-learning activities. 

Service-learning, art, education, peace

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 Taylor, P.G. (2005) The children's peace project: Service-learning and art education. International Education Journal, 6 (5), 581-586.
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