Bibliography: Peace Education (page 245 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 Robert Theobald, Salah Mahajna, Sam Totten, Joan Baer, Joseph T. Moore, Yael Harel, Ann Lacey, Philip F. Lawler, Arthur H. Westing, and Joan Bokaer.

Totten, Sam (1985). Introduction to This Special Issue of Georgia Social Science Journal on the Nuclear Arms Race, Georgia Social Science Journal. Of the many serious problems now facing the world, the most important is threat of nuclear destruction. Social studies educators should provide ample classroom time for discussing and examining the facts concerning nuclear warfare, and they must make sure that various points of view are presented. Descriptors: Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Nuclear Warfare, Nuclear Weapons

Markov, Moisey A. (1975). Science and the Responsibility of Scientists, Impact of Science on Society. Discusses the responsibility of scientists to warn mankind about the dangers of the unknown factors of scientific development and the application of science to technical progress. Scientific responsibility for helping reduce politico-military tensions is also put forth. Descriptors: Ethics, Moral Issues, Peace, Responsibility

Moore, Joseph T. (1972). Is War Necessary?, Social Science Record. Prevention of war is recommended as an integral part of public school social studies curricula in spite of objections from educators that it may diminish patriotism and further dissent, or other equally irrational responses. Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Humanism, Nationalism, Peace

Bokaer, Joan (1985). Addressing Nuclear Anxiety in Adolescents: Overcoming Hopelessness, History and Social Science Teacher. This exercise will help secondary students work through their fears about nuclear war. It consists of a brief introduction by the teacher, questions that the teacher asks the students, students sharing with partners after each question, and students sharing with the whole group following the partner-sharing. Descriptors: Class Activities, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Nuclear Warfare, Peace

Westing, Arthur H. (1974). Proscription of Ecocide, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Discusses the devastating ecological impact of warfare and the traditional approaches to arms control. Indicates that international acceptance of an approach to preventing military ecocide is only possible by arousing world opinion to recognize the abhorrence of any ecological destruction. Descriptors: Disarmament, Ecological Factors, Environmental Education, International Law

Byrne, Patick H. (1981). Paradigms of Justice and Love. This paper examines the philosophy behind the Pulse Program of Boston College and its attempt at integrating theory and practice and transforming student's paradigms of justice and love. The basic idea of the program, begun in the fall of 1969, is that students receive academic credit for participation in off-campus field projects which have a social action/social service orientation in coordination with a specially designed course. Examples of projects include tutoring and recreation programs for disadvantaged children, a therapeutic program for emotionally disturbed adolescents, drug rehabilitation projects, public interest research and lobbying, hot lines, visitation and other services to elderly people, and hospitality programs for homeless men and women. The developers of the program believe that there is an intrinsic connection between theory and practice, and that our intellectural and religious traditions can inform and transform practice in profound ways. In the first major section of the paper the author explains what he means by the term "paradigm" and how it relates to the community identity of natual scientists. Paradigms consist of an interrelated set of shared beliefs, values, and instrumentations. The second section examines prevailing paradigms of justice and love which influence students, and the sorts of communities with which they identify. The last section reflects on some of the limitations of those paradigms and considers the problems associated with effecting a conversion to an Unlimited Paradigm. Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Justice

Mahajna, Salah; Harel, Yael (1992). The Co-Existence Daisy, English Teachers' Journal (Israel). Activities that promote Arab-Jew coexistence at the English Department and Arab College at Beth Berl College are recounted. The authors' projects, each regarded as a petal in a "Coexistence Daisy," include those related to art encounters, interprofessional relationships, and inservice training. Descriptors: Arabs, Cultural Interrelationships, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries

Theobald, Robert (1972). Futures Conditional. The readings presented here are designed to help the reader perceive the future more vividly. Part one of the book suggests the various ways in which the future can be seen; it includes science fiction and the views of various analysts as to what the future holds. Part two collects printed materials about the future from various sources, including cartoons, advertisements, photographs, and poems. The third part sets out a number of ways in which the reader can participate in imagining the future: the final section contains "some basic tools for future imagining"–an article by Abraham Maslow, a bibliography of "futurology" books, a directory of organizations that do research about the future. Descriptors: Demography, Education, Futures (of Society), Peace

Intercom (1971). Roundup. This consists of several topical selections: World Affairs. General; Arms Control and Disarmament; International Organizations; Regional Problems and how they relate to World Stability; Air, Trade and Development; and Ethics and War. Each section covers organizational activity and resources. Descriptors: Disarmament, International Education, International Organizations, International Relations

Fine, Esther Sokolov (1997). Learning the Language of Peacemaking: Researching the Early Moments, Canadian Children. Notes the "Children as Peacemakers" study, a video ethnography of peacemaking efforts in an elementary school. Includes excerpts from interviews and discussions with a grade 2 child, her mother, and her teacher concerning their experiences with "Peacemakers" approach. Notes that the "Peacemakers" approach offers expectation of change and a sense of possibility for practitioners. Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Elementary School Students, Ethnography, Intervention

Fine, Esther Sokolov (1994). Peacemaking as a Tool for Change, Primary Voices K-6. Describes the Peacemaking program at the Downtown Alternative School, an elementary school in Toronto, Canada. Provides a context of understandings about theory and classroom practices involving struggles with conflict and differences. Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Peace

Baer, Joan (1994). The Web We Weave: Creating the Fabric of Peacemaking, Primary Voices K-6. Describes the beginning and development of the Peacemaking program in a multiage classroom combining grades one through three. Portrays interactions of teachers and students as they apply the Peacemaking program. Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Elementary School Students, Peace, Primary Education

Adragna, Steven P. (1985). Ballistic Missile Defense: National Security and the High Frontier of Space, Georgia Social Science Journal. Ballistic missile defense is discussed, and the rationale behind the proposal to place defensive weapons in space is examined. Strategic defense is a national security, political, and moral imperative. Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, National Security, Nuclear Warfare, Peace

Lacey, Ann (1994). Children Evolving into Peacemakers, Primary Voices K-6. Portrays the interactions of teachers and students as they explore peacemaking in the elementary grades. Includes children's responses to the Peacemaking program, a note on I-messages, and a discussion on how to begin peacemaking. Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Peace

Lawler, Philip F. (1986). How Bishops Decide: An American Catholic Case Study. Ethics and Public Policy Essay 63. The purpose of this study is to show how American Catholic bishops go about preparing a pastoral letter on a public issue. The actual preparation of a pastoral letter includes a number of complicated issues. The first two chapters provide background on the bishops' current letter. "Catholic Social Teaching and the U.S. Economy," tracing the recent history of Catholic social teaching, and the progress of the committee charged with drafting the letter. Chapter 3 assesses the breadth of the committee's consultation and its response to criticism of the draft. Chapter 4 surveys the political outlook of the committee members and their chief advisors. Chapter 5, the final chapter, treats a subject that is now hotly debated among Catholic theologians: the teaching authority of a bishop's conference. Descriptors: Catholics, Clergy, Economic Research, Higher Education

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