ERIC Number: ED063210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
Introduction to Development: Bridge to Peace.
This is a flexible unit for use in a school curriculum or an off-campus seminar. In it, development is defined as progress toward the achievement of economic, social and political conditions under which all can enjoy a reasonable standard of living and each individual will have the opportunity to reach his/her highest potential for human growth and well-being. Poverty is one of the greatest obstacles to human growth and forms the focus of this unit. The study of poverty in this country is integrated with the study of poverty in the developing countries. The unit is primarily designed for United States youth who have never personally experienced dire poverty; the class, however, will benefit if persons from lower socio-economic groups participate. Because of the broad scope of the topic, it is envisioned that individuals will be reading from diverse sources. Therefore, seminar leaders will function primarily as coordinators and resource persons. The unit is divided into three broad sections: What is the situation; What are the causes of the present situation; and, What can be done? For each of the subdivisions of these three parts, lists of readings, films, activities and discussion questions are suggested. Each class should select and add items best adapted to their time and needs. Sources for course leaders, and materials for certain unit activities appear in appendices. (Author/JLB)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Higher Education, Human Dignity, Hunger, Peace, Poverty, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Units of Study, World Problems
American Freedom from Hunger Foundation, 1717 H Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Freedom from Hunger Foundation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Social Justice