Australian National Committee on Violence : E) Education Recommendations
This is the fifth of 6 e-mails which summarise the findings of the
Committee set up in 1990 to report on trends in violence in Australia, its
causes, and effective strategies for reducing violence. This document
summarises Recommendations for Education.
31. Education authorities should include conflict resolution strategies
as an integral part of school and other education curricula.
32. Teacher training institutions should incorporate materials relating
to non-violent conflict resolutions in their curricula.
33. Corporal punishment in all schools should be prohibited by law.
34. Education authorities should develop constructive, non-violent means
of social control to replace corporal punishment.
35. Programmes should be introduced into school curricula for
instructions in human relationships, including proper gender roles,
parenting responsibilities and child development.
36. Education authorities should produce materials to assist parents in
developing non-violent means of discipline.
37. Parent effectiveness programmes should be developed in conjunction
with organisations dealing with young children and their parents, to
promote non-aggressive strategies for both parents and children.
38. Training in the recognition of child abuse should be an integral part
of the teacher training curriculum.
39. All school students should be provided with information about what
constitutes abuse, the importance of telling someone when abuse occurs, and
appropriate individuals in whom they might confide.
40. School students should have access to courses in self-protection
which discuss issues of male and female socialisation..
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