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Studying Peace [microform] : The Educational Rationale. Occasional Paper No. 4. Revised Edition / David W. Hicks
Bib ID 5486642
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Hicks, David W
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1986 
37 p. 
ISBN 9780946357062

This paper seeks to clarify the current debate about studying peace in schools and classroom by exploring: (1) the breadth of concern encompassed by peace education; (2) the educational legitimation for studying peace and conflict in the classroom, and (3) curriculum implications of peace education. The problems of peace encompass violence and war, inequality, injustice, environmental damage, and alienation. At its 18th session held in Paris (1974), the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization General Conference issued its "Recommendations Concerning Education for International Understanding, Co-operation and Peace." These recommendations listed the following major problems of humankind that students should study: (1) the equality of rights; (2) the maintenance of peace; (3) the insurance of human rights; (4) economic growth and social development; (5) the conservation of natural resources; (6) the preservation of human cultural heritage; and (7) the United Nations' role in solving such problems. The curriculum for peace education should sharpen awareness about the existence of conflict between people and nations, investigate the cause of conflict and violence, and encourage the search for alternatives. The curriculum should develop skills of critical thinking, conflict resolution, and political literacy. Attitudes to be developed include self-respect, respect for others, ecological concern, and commitment to justice. (SM)


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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Civil Liberties.  |  Conflict Resolution.  |  Cultural Awareness.  |  Curriculum Development.  |  Ecology.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Global Approach.  |  International Cooperation.  |  International Education.  |  Natural Resources.  |  Peace.  |  Social Studies.  |  Peace Education United Kingdom
Form/genre Opinion Papers.
Other authors/contributors Saint Martin's Coll., Lancaster (England). Centre for Peace Studies
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