Bibliography: Peace Education (page 252 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 International Understanding at School, East Orange Global Education Associates, Heidi Roupp, Elizabeth A. Lerandeau, Ron Ballentine, Benyamin Chetkow-Yanoov, Bonnie Jenkins, George E. Brooks, Marilynn Hitchens, and Nancy L. Hoepli.

Rivera, Charles R.; And Others (1970). The Uses of Force on Spaceship Earth: Revolution and Intervention in the '70's. A Study Guide. The relationship between internal revolution and subsequent intervention by a foreign power is examined in this guide book for senior high students. Why nations pursue a policy of military intervention and what other alternatives are available are two major questions investigated. Intervention and non-intervention are both determined policies that require evaluation of a given nation's political, economic, social, and ideological outlook before its commitment to a position. Case studies illustrating the progression of intervention from the 1947 Truman containment policy to more recent times are presented on Greece, Korea, Lebanon, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Czechoslovakia, and Biafra. A large number of conflicts are domestic in origin, arise out of specific incidents and disputes, stem from border security apprehension, are not decisively influenced by considerations of power balance, occur more frequently to defend governments, and occur when the international rule book is unclear. These factors suggest that one of the most important means of securing a more peaceful community can be the establishment of effective machinery for the management of crisis situations to limit conflict. Descriptors: Case Studies, Conflict Resolution, Instructional Materials, International Education

Tancig-Brown, Juana (1996). South Africa In Transition, Curriculum Units and Study Guide, Grades 6-8. Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminar Abroad 1996 (South Africa). This curriculum unit is designed to allow students to evaluate the social, cultural, political, and economic changes occurring in South Africa. Specially prepared portfolios serve as mini-museums and historical archives for study. Examples of historical and contemporary popular culture are included. Numerous documents, activities and resources are offered, along with study questions and information for additional inquiry.   [More]  Descriptors: African Studies, Apartheid, Black Studies, Foreign Countries

Brooks, George E., Ed.; Daso, Dik A., Ed.; Hitchens, Marilynn, Ed.; Roupp, Heidi, Ed. (1994). The Aspen World History Handbook: An Organizational Framework, Lessons, and Book Reviews for Non-Centric World History. This handbook is the product of an institute held in Aspen, Colorado in 1992. The purpose of the institute was to consider how to create a viable one year survey course in world history that did not focus only on western culture. In this book can be found a general conceptual framework for a world history course, suggested lesson plans, and literary books that can be used to enhance the historical experience of students as they reach into the lives of peoples distant, chronologically and geographically, from themselves. Rather than being a curriculum, standards, or expected outcomes, this handbook is meant to guide teachers as they go about the daily work of shaping a meaningful course for their students and may be used by teachers at all levels. Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Global Education

Doran, Sister Mary Catherine (1971). Stability and Change: Through Ideas, and Non-Violent Action. Grade Eleven, Unit Two, 11.2. Comprehensive Social Studies Curriculum for the Inner City. The second unit of the 11th grade section of the FICSS series (Focus on Inner City Social Studies — see SO 008 271) examines social change in the United States through ideas and non-violent protest. The unit looks at the peaceful protests portrayed in politics, art, music, and writing demonstrating that peaceful protest is an accepted part of American life and that respecting the rights of others with differing opinions is an important aspect of society and change. Examples are given of men and groups who affected change through peaceful activism. The lessons begin with early historical protests and end with current contemporary concerns of immediate interest to the student. The content of the unit includes an introduction; required materials for the successful completion of the unit; knowledge, skill, and behavioral objectives; learning activities; and supplementary materials for both students and teachers.   [More]  Descriptors: Citizen Role, Conflict Resolution, Demonstrations (Civil), Dissent

Global Education Associates, East Orange, NJ. (1978). Indian Voices on World Order. The Whole Earth Papers, Vol. 1, No. 5, Winter, 1978. This special issue of the Whole Earth Papers contains a series of articles expressing views about world order from the perspective of India. The first three articles discuss a world view of non-duality stressing the unity of the universe; the need to establish universal social justice in a world whose limited resources are unjustly divided; and the possibility of considering alternative world models based on minimization of collective violence and maximization of social and economic well-being. Another article suggests a recreation of modern culture by incorporating aspects of eastern cultures into the predominant western culture which permeates the world. Technology and economic priorities should be tempered by recognition of the worth of the individual. Another article discusses the world's developing consciousness about the roles of technology, power, and knowledge in influencing the future. Also included are excerpts from the writings of Indian philosophers and politicians such as Ghandi and Nehru, and reviews of books by Indian authors on the topics of world order and the future. Descriptors: Change Strategies, Culture, Developing Nations, Global Approach

International Understanding at School (1984). International Community Supports 30th Anniversary of the Associated Schools Project 1953-1983. In 1983 the Associated Schools Project celebrated its 30th anniversary. Discusses how three major international meetings convened under the auspices of Unesco in 1983, took stock of achievements made by Associated Schools throughout the world, and adopted recommendations and resolutions in support of the project. Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Comparative Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries

Sokolova, E. S.; Likhacheva, V. M. (1993). The Perestroika Generation: What Is It Like?, Russian Education and Society. Reports on a 1990 study of political and social attitudes of Russian school students, age 10-15. Finds that belief in Communism is declining and that boys are more skeptical about Communism than are girls. Concludes that social issues and moral values were considered very important by a large number of the respondents. Descriptors: Capitalism, Communism, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education

McPherson, Cluny; And Others (1989). Disasters in the Classroom: Teaching about Disasters in the Third World. Second Revised Edition. This middle school curriculum packet contains teaching ideas developed by United Kingdom professionals who then implemented the ideas in 15 day programs in West Yorkshire, England. The objectives were to stimulate communication and inquiry; to question accepted ideas on poverty; to challenge stereotypes; to value students' knowledge concerning inequality and injustice and relate it to situations elsewhere; to develop a questioning approach to the media; and to look at underlying causes of disasters. The course was developed for students 11-13 years of age, but can be adapted for other age groups. All ideas are designed to involve students in discussion and active learning. The packet aims to counter media images of developing nation peoples and to present an anti-racist curriculum. Classroom materials and activities are provided along with photographs of various peoples. Descriptors: Class Activities, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Global Approach

Ballentine, Ron; And Others (1995). From Real Heroes to Global Heroes, Green Teacher. In this interdisciplinary unit for grade six, kids' natural fascination with heroes is channeled to a consideration of the values and actions needed to solve global problems. Students are exposed to positive, nonviolent role models, creative thinking, problem solving, and creating artwork that expresses thoughts on environmental issues. Descriptors: Art Activities, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Global Approach

Hoepli, Nancy L., Ed. (1986). Great Decisions '86. Designed to initiate discussion of foreign policy decisions, this book contains an analysis of eight foreign policy issues confronting the United States in 1986. Each unit provides the background and guidelines to provide perspective to assist in understanding foreign policy crises. The units included in this issue are: (1) "How Foreign Policy Is Made: The Case of Central America"; (2) "'Star Wars' and the Geneva Talks: What Future for Arms Control?" (3) "Democracy in Latin America: Focus on Argentina and Brazil"; (4) "International Terrorism: In Search of a Response;" (5) "European Community and the U.S.: Friction Among Friends"; (6) "Third World Development: Old Problems, New Strategies?" (7) "Israel and the U.S.: Frienship and Discord"; and (8) "Religion in World Politics: Why the Resurgence?" Each section includes a reading list. Ballots for use in voting on issues addressed in discussion groups are also appended. Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Class Activities, Democracy

Mayton, Daniel M., II; Lerandeau, Elizabeth A. (1996). Values as Predictors of Global Consciousness. This study assessed the relationships between human values and the psychological construct of world-mindedness. Fifty-one college students and 58 high school students in a town in the Pacific Northwest completed the Values Questionnaire (Schwartz, 1992, 94) and the Cross-cultural World-mindedness Questionnaire (Der-Karabetian, 1992). A stepwise multiple regression equation was computed with the value types of universalism, security, and power being significant predictors of world-mindedness. The results validate the psychological conceptualization of world-mindedness as a value issue. The implications of this type of global consciousness are discussed in terms of the maintenance of the world ecosystem, immigration trends, and the proliferation of nuclear weapons.    [More]  Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Attitude Measures, Citizenship Education, Concept Formation

Chetkow-Yanoov, Benyamin (1996). Conflict-Resolution Skills Can be Taught, Peabody Journal of Education. Discusses the development of three different curricula for teaching conflict resolution to students in the Israeli public schools. Explains curriculum goals, presents eight examples of available teaching technologies appropriate for students in different age groups (e.g., peer mediation and second-language learning), and discusses creative communication in the midst of conflict. Descriptors: Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Consciousness Raising, Curriculum Development

Social Education (1991). Notable 1990 Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies. Presents the annual annotated bibliography of children's trade books, recommended by the Book Review Subcommittee of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)-Children's Book Council (CBC) Joint Committee. Selects books written for children in grades K-8, emphasizing human relations and cultural diversity. Selection also reflects originality, readability, literary quality, and format. Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Biographies, Black History, Childrens Literature

Jenkins, Bonnie (1997). Combating the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Update on Law-Related Education. Reveals the growing threat posed to all countries by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Discusses the international effort combating this proliferation including the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Strategic Arms Reduction Treaties, Biological Weapons Convention, and Chemical Weapons Convention. Also considers regional arms control efforts. Descriptors: Civics, Conflict Resolution, Current Events, Disarmament

Hitchens, Marilynn; Roupp, Heidi (1997). Aspen World History Handbook II: New Research and Lesser Known Tales, Habits of Mind, Lessons and Assessments. This handbook is the product of a second world history institute held in Aspen, Colorado in 1996. Intended to supplement the first handbook, this production focuses on many lesser-known areas of histories of the world that remain either unexamined, ignored, or not yet included into the story of world history. Second, habits of mind peculiar to world history had yet to be properly identified and integrated into world history scholarship and teaching. Both world history scholarship and teaching had appeared to be mired in analytical frameworks and habits of thinking more appropriate to western civilization than world history. Finally, assessment mechanisms appropriate to world history seemed lacking, especially considering debate over history standards and their assessment. This document is devoted to improve world history in the above areas. Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Global Education

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