Bibliography: Peace Education (page 248 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 Maura Juffkins, Nel Noddings, Beth Dotson, Washington Peace Corps, Kenneth M. French, Kristen J. Amundson, Richard E. Brush, Cynthia Fahy, Roxanne Rhoades, and Seymour Melman.

Noddings, Nel (1991). The Gender Issue, Educational Leadership. Using male experience as the policy standard is becoming increasingly problematical. Instead of pointing to women's mathematics deficiencies, we might ask why men lag behind women in elementary school teaching, nursing, and full-time parenting. Given current conditions of poverty, crime, and child neglect, our society may be ready to raise its evaluation of "women's work." Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Mathematics

Brush, Richard E. (1982). Wells Construction. Hand Dug and Hand Drilled. Appropriate Technologies for Development. Manual M-9. This manual is intended for use by development workers involved in the construction of wells to supply water to a local population for personal consumption. Discussed first are the basic points to consider when planning a well. Various aspects of constructing hand-dug wells are explained, including well design, supplies, the lowering and raising of workers and equipment, digging, lining techniques, construction of the middle section of a well, and construction of the bottom of a well. Addressed in the chapter on drilled wells are drilling and casing techniques; the hand rotary, hand percussion, sludger, and driven and jetted methods of well construction; and the bottom section of a drilled well. Appendixes to the manual include conversion factors and tables as well as discussions of the use of vegetation as an index of ground water, the uses of dynamite in hand-dug wells, cement, leveling and plumbing a mold, pipe, pumps, water treatment in wells, and rope strength.   [More]  Descriptors: Construction Materials, Construction (Process), Developing Nations, Extension Education

Webb, Farren; Thomas, Cynthia; Bohan, Bridget; O'Hotto, Twila (1995). Conflict Activity Cards. Grades K-5. These activity cards represent a way for teachers to supplement the content of the curriculum with activities that address the concept of conflict. Students become aware of conflicts in their lives and discover individual methods for coping with those conflicts. The cards contain action-oriented activities to enable students to learn through active participation and first-hand experience. Each card presents a conflict concept based on identified objectives of the unit and then provides opportunities for application of the concept to other real life or personal situations. The cards are loosely arranged in ascending order according to the objectives and can be adapted to fit different age groups and students. Objectives include: (1) recognize and identify various kinds of conflict; (2) discover the presence of conflict in every day life; (3) recognize the presence of power, emotion, and violence in conflicts; (4) identify and understand all sides of a conflict; (5) accept responsibility for one's actions in conflict situations; (6) practice negotiation skills; and (7) generate alternative ways of resolving or coping with conflict. Descriptors: Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Elementary Education

French, Kenneth M. (1981). Practical Poultry Raising. Appropriate Technologies for Development. Manual M-11. This manual is designed to provide development workers with the information and tools needed to begin or to improve poultry production. Covered in the individual chapters are the following topics: the nature and scope of poultry production, assessment of local poultry selections, basic information about chickens, country chickens, poultry husbandry, housing and equipment, maintenance of chicken health, feed and nutrition, poultry marketing and finances, and poultry extension. Appendixes to the manual include an examination of housing designs, discussions of poultry other than chickens, farmer-specific assessment criteria, a feed formulation chart, feed requirements, and a bibliography. A glossary concludes the manual.   [More]  Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Agricultural Skills

Lockwood, Anne Turnbaugh (1993). Preventing Violence in Our Schools, Research and the Classroom. The incidence of school violence has increased in recent years. In response to the escalation, Deborah Prothrow-Stith developed a violence prevention curriculum to be taught in high schools; it has also been used in middle schools. The first section of this journal issue's report, "Confronting an Epidemic" offers details of Prothrow-Stith's program, the goal of which is to teach students anger management and good conflict-resolution skills. The program is 10 sessions in length, each session designed to last 1 class period. The sessions involve discussions on violence in America compared to other countries and how friend and family violence are a major part of the problem. The issue of fighting receives special attention and is the climax of the curriculum. The evidence of success of the curriculum lies in the anecdotal stories from teachers and principals who report fewer fighting incidents in the schools. The second article in this report, "A Little Window of Hope" describes a program implemented in a Boston high school by Anne Bishop with the assistance of Prothrow-Stith. Teaching peaceful conflict resolution is viewed as only one aspect of a peaceful society; all levels of society must be permeated. Students are shown homicide statistics and asked to share their points of view on fighting and violence in society. Rather than a pencil-and-worksheet approach to violence students are divided into groups and participate in role-playing activities. They identify the crucial points where a conflict can either lead to violence or be settled peacefully. The curriculum is designed to be taught by different methods and schools may make adjustments according to grade level and preferences of the administration. Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Development, Delinquency Prevention, Interpersonal Communication

Fahy, Cynthia; And Others (1982). Preserving Food by Drying. A Math/Science Teaching Manual. Appropriate Technologies for Development. Manual No. M-10. This manual presents a design for teaching science principles and mathematics concepts through a sequence of activities concentrating on weather, solar food dryers, and nutrition. Part I focuses on the effect of solar energy on air and water, examining the concepts of evaporation, condensation, radiation, conduction, and convection. These concepts are applied to food drying in part II where students experiment to build the most effective solar food dryer for their locality. Emphasis is placed on using locally available materials and making the hardware needed. In part III, students use their food dryer in experiments demonstrating the effect of drying food and the importance of using proper drying methods. They also create balanced diets from the food they have dried and compile information about food drying for people in their community. Each part begins with an introduction and diagram outlining the major concepts covered and is followed by clusters of activities; background information is provided before each related group of activities. Each activity contains a brief introduction, list of materials needed, procedures, instructional strategies, possible discussion topics, and suggestions for further study. Although designed as a full-year course of study, individual activities may be selected to enhance a standard curriculum.   [More]  Descriptors: Dietetics, Food, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction

Wilkins, Joseph P.; And Others (1966). French for West Africa. A Basic Course for Vocational Educational Training. This textbook is designed to teach the French used in West African nations. Thus, pronunciation and topics reflect standard usage in those countries. Chapters generally consist of several dialogues, grammar and cultural notes, and numerous pattern drills and other exercises. English translations for the dialogues are provided in the back of the volume.   [More]  Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Cultural Education, Dialogs (Language)

Culver, David M. (1993). World War II at Fifty: A Review Article, New England Journal of History. Discusses the impact of World War II on world history and the conflicting views of historians. Reviews six recent books on World War II. Concludes, although these books do not constitute a reinterpretation of the war, they do represent major contributions to the literature. Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, European History, Geography, Higher Education

Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div. (1981). Resources for Development. Appropriate Technologies for Development. Manual M-3A. This manual is designed to provide communities and development workers in the developing world with information about some organizations that provide resources for use in rural developmental efforts. Discussed in the introductory section of the guide are the role of the development worker in Third World nations, types of resources, procedures for designing a project, guidelines for choosing appropriate resources, and basic steps in obtaining resources. The next chapter is an index chart consisting of an alphabetical list of organizations that includes information on the organization's region or country of operation, available resources, and field of activity. The next section is an alphabetical listing of organizations according to the country in which their main office is located. When available, each entry in this section contains information concerning the address, basic functions, selected activities, resources, and significant publications of each organization. Concluding the guide are a selected annotated bibliography on appropriate technology and an annotated list of useful periodicals for development workers.   [More]  Descriptors: Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, Community Education, Community Resources

Barrs, David, Ed.; Juffkins, Maura, Ed. (1995). Primary School Kit on the United Nations. This kit for 7-ll year-olds introduces elementary school students to the work of the United Nations (UN). The materials explain the global issues and concerns the UN addresses. Relevant information about the UN and its work is included in each unit, but these must be examined, taught, and understood within the context of the larger issues and ideals. The kit presents the UN, its history, and basic principles; then it delves into the UN's work of conflict prevention and resolution, human rights, and sustainable development. Five Backgrounders at the beginning of the kit introduce the UN to the teacher. Resource Points at the end of the kit provide additional reference and support materials. Each unit is divided into a main text, a UN Factfile, and activities. While the main text presents the subject and theme, the activities are the focal points of the units, encouraging critical and creative thinking, participation, and reflection on one's own attitudes and behaviors. There are 18 units in this kit with teaching points tied to the context of the UN. The units are intended to be interdisciplinary. Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Instructional Materials

Dotson, Beth (1996). A Gig for Social Justice, Momentum. Describes the summer program at St. Agnes School, in Kentucky, which puts on musicals about social issues. Focuses on the theme of this summer's musical, which is the futility and danger of violence. Discusses the awareness that the summer program musical has brought to the children. Descriptors: Art Education, Catholic Schools, Drama, Dramatics

Melman, Seymour (1982). Teaching about Reversing the Arms Race, Teachers College Record. The scarcity of college courses dealing with disarmament is noted, and educators are urged to address the question of arms limitation. Military and economic factors which limit the ability of the United States to continue the arms race are listed, and plans for reversing the arms race are discussed. Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Disarmament, Economic Factors, Educational Needs

Rhoades, Roxanne (1995). Destination: Paraguay. Study Guide. This guide offers a closer look at Paraguay as a landlocked republic in the heart of South America. The activities emphasize the interaction between the people and their land and pertain to three academic levels. Activities for grades 3-5 include: (1) "Packing for Paraguay"; (2) "Where in the World Are We Going and How in the World Will We Get There?"; (3) "Now Boarding for Departure"; (4) "Getting There is Half the Fun"; (5) "Sights Along the Way: A Field Guide to Wildlife in Paraguay"; (6) "A Day in the Life"; and (7) "Aleluya!" Activities for grades 6-9 include: (1) "Destination: Paraguay"; (2) "Testing the Waters"; (3) "Paraguay's Blending of Cultures"; (4) "Agriculture in Paraguay"; (5) "School Life in Paraguay"; and (6) "Source of Power." Activities for grades 10-12 include: (1) "Land of the Rivers"; (2) "Viewing the Video"; (3) "Nueva Minneapolis?"; (4) "Deforestation in Paraguay"; (5) "Compulsory Democracy?"; and (6) "Tales of the Chaco." The six basic themes of geography serve as the essential organizing structure of the units. Each activity is coded by number to the geography standards to which it best relates and is presented in five sections: (1) focus; (2) resources; (3) background; (4) activities; and (5) extension. Activities can be adapted for the needs and interests of different students.   [More]  Descriptors: Area Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education

Amundson, Kristen J. (1996). Destination: Kyrgyzstan. Study Guide. This guide offers a closer look at the newly-independent nation of Kyrgyzstan. The teaching materials focus on the history and culture of the nation, emphasize the influence of physical geography on culture, and explore the diversity found in this small country. Each lesson includes the geography standards linked to the activity, objectives, materials needed, background materials, procedure, extension activities and activity sheets. The activities are divided by grade level. Activities for grades 3-5 include: (1) "Where in the World is Kyrgyzstan?"; (2) "What's It Like to Live in Kyrgyzstan?"; (3) "Hats Here and There"; (4) "Who's a Nomad?"; and (5) "What's in a Name?" Activities for grades 6-9 focus on: (1) "Kyrgyzstan Identified"; (2) "Kyrgyzstan Up Close"; (3) "Understanding Characteristics of Kyrgyz Population"; (4) "Islam in Kyrgyzstan"; and (5) "Hospitality Traditions in Kyrgyzstan." Activities for grades 10-12 include: (1) "Kyrgyzstan's Transition from a Centrally-Planned Economy to a Market-Driven Economy"; (2) "The Manas Poem"; (3) "A History of Kyrgyzstan"; and (4) "Destination Kyrgyzstan." Maps and a 52-item resource list are also included in the booklet. A video tape accompanies the lessons.   [More]  Descriptors: Area Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education

Leonard, Thomas M. (1997). NATO Expansion: Romania and Bulgaria within the Larger Context. Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad, 1997. (Romania and Bulgaria). This paper analyzes the issues regarding current expansion of NATO membership to include Romania and Bulgaria. The perspective given is that of the United States and places the Romanian and Bulgarian cases within the context of those issues. Sections of the paper include: (1) "The Road to Madrid: Expansion of NATO"; (2) "No Easy Answers: The Impending Debate Over NATO Expansion"; (3) "Rejected Suitors: Romania and Bulgaria"; and (4) "Conclusion."   [More]  Descriptors: Area Studies, Conflict, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries

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