Bibliography: Peace Education (page 247 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 David M. Berman, John F. Sears, Paul Leventhal, Chloe Giampaolo, Patricia Mische, Joanne Dufour, Atsushi Iino, Howard N. Meyer, Joan Bokaer, and Edward C. Luck.

Nelson, Jack L. (1990). Nuclear Proliferation as a Global Values Issue, Social Education. Presents a classroom activity designed to involve students in critical thinking and values inquiry concerning the horizontal nuclear proliferation. Provides a set of global values, explaining the conflict between them and nuclear proliferation. Uses indicators, hypothesis development, and testing. Provides sources for material evidence to use in reports and discussions. Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Ethical Instruction, Global Approach

Mische, Patricia; And Others (1979). Earthscape: Transitions toward World Order. The Whole Earth Papers, No. 12. The five articles in this booklet focus on positive social, political, and economic responses to world problems. The first article, "Earthscape: Transitions Toward World Order," by Patricia Mische, outlines major biological, historical, and cultural transformations which the world has undergone since the beginnings of recorded history and identifies recognition of interdependence among nations as the foundation for a new world order. The second article, "The Ecological Age," by Thomas Berry, examines how developing and developed nations are coming to terms with the need for environmental protection. The third article, "The Evolving Upward Path: Reflections on the United Nations," by Robert Muller, discusses involvement of the United Nations in global issues such as the arms race, arms sales, poverty, economic and social disadvantagement, human rights, and international cooperation. The fourth article. "Building the Intrastructure of World Order," by Patricia Mische, surveys global level policy development since World War II by organizations such as the United Nations. The final article, "Forty-eight Global Level Issue Areas," by Robert H. Manley, summarizes international policy development from 1945-1977 in 48 issue areas, including outer space, energy, monetary policy, mass media, peaceful settlement of disputes, territorial integrity, health, housing, refugees, and social security. Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Ecology, Futures (of Society)

Leventhal, Paul (1990). The Nuclear Power and Nuclear Weapons Connection, Social Education. Explains problems enforcing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) of 1968. Provides factual charts and details concerning the production of nuclear energy and arms, the processing and disposal of waste products, and outlines the nuclear fuel cycle. Discusses safeguards, the risk of nuclear terrorism, and ways to deal with these problems. Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Global Approach, Instructional Materials

Berman, David M. (1991). Incountry, Social Education. Describes a trip to Vietnam and conversations with Vietnamese educators and veterans. Discusses the Vietnamese view of the war, the United States, and their own country. Urges the restructuring of U.S. social studies to emphasize positive learning about the Vietnamese from their own perspective. Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Ethnocentrism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education

Zola, John (1990). Teaching Activities on Horizontal Nuclear Proliferation, Social Education. Provides learning activities concerning the horizontal proliferation of nuclear weapons. Includes step-by-step directions for four activities: (1) the life cycle of nuclear weapons; (2) nuclear nonproliferation: pros and cons; (3) the nuclear power/nuclear weapons connection; and (4) managing nuclear proliferation. Descriptors: Class Activities, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Global Approach

Dufour, Joanne (1994). Peacekeepers: Accounts from the Front, Social Education. Presents two interviews with soldiers assigned to United Nations peacekeeping efforts. Outlines nine steps in any UN peacekeeping operation. Includes 13 quotes gathered from soldiers and UN officials involved in peacekeeping in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Descriptors: Armed Forces, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries

Iino, Atsushi (1994). Teaching about the United Nations through the Hunger Issue in an English as a Foreign Language Class, Social Education. Reports on the views of 73 secondary school Japanese students toward the United Nations. Finds that most tend to think of the UN as relevant to conflicts. Describes how the hunger issue was used in an English-as-a-Second-Language class to teach about the United Nations. Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development

Bokaer, Joan (1985). Teaching about Nuclear Weapons, History and Social Science Teacher. Concrete examples of K-12 classroom techniques that work well in a discussion of the arms race are presented. Also discussed are teachers' feelings as they discuss nuclear weapons. Descriptors: Art Education, Class Activities, Conflict Resolution, Creative Writing

Dufour, Joanne; Sears, John F. (1994). Introduction: Dream of a World United, Social Education. Introduces a special theme issue on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. Asserts that the anniversary comes at a time when increasing demands are being made upon the UN to play a leading role in world affairs. Calls for teachers to incorporate the United Nations into courses throughout the curriculum. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education

Intercom (1970). Roundup. A brief review of the important resources, recent developments, and organizational activity in the field of world affairs, including arms control and disarmament; international organization and world order; aid, trade, and development; ethics and war. Many items mentioned are appropriate for use in the classroom. Descriptors: Disarmament, Higher Education, International Relations, Peace

Spector, Leonard S. (1990). The New Nuclear Nations, Social Education. Explores the issue of nuclear proliferation, noting that the countries with nuclear capability now include Israel, South Africa, India, and Pakistan. Describes the role and problems of the United States in halting nuclearization. Supplies charts, maps, and information concerning the state of nuclear capability in each country. Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries

Luck, Edward C.; Birnback, Nick (1994). For the Common Good: The U.S. Role in the United Nations, Social Education. Maintains that, over the past 50 years, the United States has had an unusually close and tumultuous relationship with the United Nations. Provides an historical review of world events since the beginning of the United Nations and describes the U.S. role in the organization. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy

Davis, James; And Others (1995). The Crisis in Bosnia, Social Education. Presents historical background material on the ethnic struggles in the former Yugoslavia, particularly Bosnia-Herzegovina. Offers teaching suggestions including a paired writing activity and follow-up discussion questions. Includes a chronological table of events from the 6th century A.D. to 1994. Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Culture Conflict, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education

Giampaolo, Chloe (1996). Journey to South Africa: A Cultural Experience, Grade 7. Performance-Based Instructional Task. Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminar Abroad 1996 (South Africa). This interdisciplinary two-week unit simulates a trip to South Africa as part of a U.S. delegation sent to observe what is happening politically, economically, and culturally in the post-apartheid transition. Students explore and experience a number of real-life events and situations which might be encountered on an actual trip. The tasks incorporate the disciplines of social studies, reading, English, mathematics, science, and health.   [More]  Descriptors: African Studies, Apartheid, Black Studies, Foreign Countries

Meyer, Howard N. (1994). A Global Look at Law and Order: The "World Court" at the UN's Fiftieth, Social Education. Maintains that, although the United Nations and its New York headquarters is well-known, the location and activities of the World Court in the Hague, Netherlands, are seldom mentioned in the news. Discusses the origins, structure, and composition of the International Court of Justice, better known as the World Court. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries

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