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Teaching children to work together
Thymari Publications, 1994
ISBN: 960-7161-22-X Pages 223

Cooperation like competitiveness, is a learnt behavior.
We usually learn both indirectly, from the conditions of our life and the relationships we forge with significant others from any early age. However, our exposure to the sort of stimuli that encourage creative collaboration with others is decreasingly in tandem with a sharp increase in conditions and relationships rooted in competition. The result: the increased isolation of the individual  as competition becomes a way of life, but also a mode of thought. “Teaching children to work together” addresses the need for a conscious wide-ranging and structured effort to train children from an early age in the art of cooperation. A short theoretical introduction is followed by a first practical step to achieving that goal: a group activities programme that can be implemented in or out of the classroom. The programme provides teachers and educators searching for ways of teaching children to cooperate with a host of ideas and stimuli.