Bibliography: Peace Education (page 244 of 259)

This bibliography is reformatted and customized by the Center for Positive Practices for the Positive Universe website. Some of the authors featured on this page include Daniel J. Dieterich, Shuichi Nakayama, Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association., Richard A. Woolcott, Nellie Arnold, Charles Wynn, Donald G. Hays, Richard Fogg, Nancy Flowers, and Wynell Schamel.

Harrington, John (1972). The Problem of Sweeping Objectives: The Case of International Relations, Social Studies. Descriptors: Citizenship, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, International Education

Szymanski Sunal, Cynthia; Sunal, Dennis W. (1999). Nuclear Reactions: Studying Peaceful Applications in the Middle and Secondary School, Social Studies. Asserts that students must learn about nuclear fission and fusion in the social studies curriculum to help them develop a foundation for considering the social issues associated with the everyday use of nuclear reactions. Gives background on the two types of reactions and provides three lessons for middle and secondary classrooms. Descriptors: Middle Schools, Nuclear Technology, Peace, Science and Society

West, Jean M.; Schamel, Wynell (1997). Robert E. Lee's Resignation from the U.S. Army. Teaching with Documents, Social Education. Outlines a series of teaching activities to be used in conjunction with Robert E. Lee's letter of resignation. These include textual analysis, class discussions, writing assignments, and student research. Includes a photocopy of the letter as well as a brief discussion of Lee's role in the Civil War. Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Disarmament

Mische, Patricia; And Others (1980). Securing the Human: The Journey Toward World Law and Justice. The Whole Earth Papers, No. 14. The document contains a variety of papers that examine the linkages between local concerns and global concerns and explore alternative world futures. An introductory article, "Securing the Human," discusses how the world community needs to develop adequate means to deal with crimes against humans. These means include sound analysis, spiritual awareness, moral sanctions, early-warning systems, and strengthened legal and juridical systems. In another article entitled "The Human Image" the author points out that fundamentally important as justice may be, it is secondary to an absolute respect for the human person as an inviolate mystery. Further, a society is anti-human if it denies to a single human being the basic means to bare subsistence, plus the freedom which enables her or him to attain both the completion and goal of her or his life cycle. In the paper "Latin America and the National Security State," the author describes one form the National Security State can take. It is a very dangerous and oppressive form and it is not unique to Latin American countries. Some African and Asian countries are also experiencing it in their own variations. Another author, in "A Genocide Early Warning System," discusses how he tried to understand how human beings could have committed the terrible acts of the Holocaust. The developing field of serious scholarly study called world criminology is examined in "A World Order Approach to Criminology." The last two papers in the monograph discuss the topics of "The Coming of International Law and Order" and "UN Reform: The Task Ahead." Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Human Dignity, Humanization

Cogan, John J.; Nakayama, Shuichi (1985). The Role of Geography in Developing International Understanding, Social Education. Geography can contribute to an informed world view and thus to a favorable international climate for the peaceful settlement of disputes and for productive measures to ameliorate many world problems. What the focus of geography instruction in the development of international understanding should be is discussed. Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices

Woolcott, Richard A. (1984). Australia and the World, Social Education. A robust and distinctive society of over 15 million people, Australia today is a nation of increasing influence in the international community. Phases in the evolution of Australia's attitude to the outside world are examined and how the country views its international role is discussed. Descriptors: Area Studies, Disarmament, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Policy

Hays, Donald G. (1998). In My Small Village. This paper discusses the ideas of how to unite global villages to help create a better world. Argues that it takes just two people to begin a conversation between countries. It proposes that e-mail conversations can take place between children in classrooms in two different countries. Another benefit, besides breaking down the cultural barriers for these school children, would be to have those in developing countries correspond with those in more advanced countries in an attempt to travel the distance between the "have" and the "have-not" children of the world.   [More]  Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Mail, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries

Fogg, Richard (1974). Some Effects of Teaching Adolescents: Some Creative, Peaceful Conflict Resolution Strategies, Theory and Research in Social Education. Twenty-seven approaches to conflict resolution, representing the creativity of behavioral scientists, are included to indicate the inexhaustible number of means for dealing with conflict without using violence. Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Educational Strategies, Mental Rigidity, Peace

Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association. (1995). What Are Drugs?. This guide for parents presents, in Laotian and English, information about drugs, drug use and abuse, and treatment for drug use. Most of the information is presented in question and answer form to give parents the information they need to answer their children's questions and help prevent drug use. The following sections are included: (1) "Questions about … Drugs"; (2) "Questions about … Alcohol"; (3) "Alcoholism Hurts Self-Family-Friends-Community"; (4) "Key 1: Provide Love and Structure: The Love and Consistent Structure that Parents Offer Is the First Line of Defense against Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse"; (5) "Questions about … Marijuana"; and (6) "Questions about Opiates." Descriptors: Asian Americans, Drinking, Drug Abuse, Drug Education

Flowers, Nancy (1998). The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: 50 Years Old but Still Coming of Age, Update on Law-Related Education. Highlights the events of the past 50 years concerning the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that is the first document in human history to codify rights that apply to every person regardless of citizenship in a particular country. Explains why the United States does not comprehend the value of the declaration. Descriptors: Civil Law, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Foreign Countries

Ankrim, Ernest M. (1990). International Economics: A Path to Understanding the World, Social Education. Explains that economics is the science of choice based on the limited resources of the world, and that teaching about how the world's people make those choices creates better global understanding. Advocates teaching economics with an international perspective because most national economies are no longer self-contained but internationally integrated. Includes three lesson plans. Descriptors: Economic Change, Economics Education, Global Approach, Instructional Materials

Arnold, Nellie (1976). Leisure: Revolutionary Creator of a Planetary Society, Journal of Physical Education and Recreation. The twentieth century, presently recognized as the years of the industrial revolution, may be remembered as the evolutionary age of leisure, when humanity realized its greatest dream: the creation of a world community. Descriptors: Attitude Change, Community Change, Culture Contact, Global Approach

United States Catholic Conference, Washington, DC. (1994). Confronting A Culture of Violence: A Catholic Framework for Action. This booklet presents the statement of the United States Catholic Conference on the topic of violence in society and how as a nation and as individuals people must work to ensure a more peaceful world. The booklet addresses the need for a moral revolution and a renewed ethic of justice, responsibility, and community. Several examples of renewal are described in dioceses, parishes, and schools across the country. Sections include: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "A Culture of Violence"; (3) "Catholic Tradition, Presence, and Potential"; (4) "A Framework for Action"; (5) "We Can Be More Than We Are"; and (6) "Conclusion." Suggestions for action are given for the parish, the individual, educators, the family, public policy, the community, youth ministry, communications, and the global solidarity, peacemaking movement. Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Catholics, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Secondary Education

Dieterich, Daniel J. (1973). World Literature for World Understanding, Elementary English. Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness

Wynn, Charles (1999). Mexico and the Zapatista Revolt: Examining the Resolution Dialogue, Southern Social Studies Journal. Presents an activity where students examine the perspectives of the indigenous poor of Mexico as well as of the Mexican government in a time of political change. Explains that the students read the background information in the accompanying handouts in order to simulate the negotiations between the government and Zapatista National Liberation Army. Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Economic Factors, Foreign Countries, Government Role

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