International Education Journal


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

Pamela G. Taylor 
Virginia Commonwealth University, United States


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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


 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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