Peace Making and Emotional Intelligence

By Diane Bardol and Bridget Connor.

Published by The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

This session will review a study that used two scales to determine if a relationship exists between emotional intelligence and peace making skills. Since a moderate relationship does exists, component parts of each theory will be analyzed. Five basic key elements are required in the development of emotional intelligence. Goleman and other researchers clearly outline components of emotional intelligence. Practitioners have identified activities to assist in the development emotional intelligence in the young child. Peace making skills and nonviolent communication, which are essential in today’s world, seem to be related to components in the development of emotional intelligence. Skills for emotional intelligence and peace making can be taught.

Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Peace Education, Peace Making Skills

International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp.85-95. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 342.745KB).

Diane Bardol

Member of Leadership Council, Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, Baltimore, MD, USA

Diane Bardol is a teacher, principal, and superintendent. She is the executive director of the Murphy Initiative for Peace and Justice and a member of the Leadership Council of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart.

Dr. Bridget Connor

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Baltimore, MD, USA

Bridget is a member of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart. She earned her doctorate from the University of San Francisco, CA. She has taught and worked in various positions in the elementary grades for 20 years. She is a full professor at Notre Dame of Maryland University. She teaches methods, theory and research classes. She has been an NCATE/ACEI reviewer for the past 5 years, as well as the senior author of the Elementary Education Report and the Administration and Supervison Report for Notre Dame of Maryland University. She is an active member of the university community, presently serving on the Faculty Senate, Tenure and Promotion Committee, and Chair of the IRB. Bridget has presented nationally and internationally. She is published in The International Journal of Learning.