ERIC Number: ED213635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Great Decisions '82: Impartial Background and Analysis of Eight of the Most Important Foreign Policy Issues Facing the U.S.
Hoepli, Nancy L.; And Others
This study and discussion guide covers eight major U.S. foreign policy issues. It is designed to help high school and college level students and adults understand the complexities of foreign policy issues and to articulate their own informed opinions. Sponsored nationally by the nonpartisan Foreign Policy Association and now in its 28th year, the Great Decisions program is the largest study/discussion program in the United States on current foreign policy issues facing the nation. During February and March 1982 more than 150,000 Americans in all states met for eight sessions to discuss each of eight foreign policy topics regarded as high priority issues on the nation's agenda. The opinions of the program participants will be tabulated and a national opinion ballot report will be presented in June 1982 to the President, Secretary of State, and members of Congress. For each topic the discussion guide provides historical background, examines the subject impartially, explores the decisions facing citizens and their policy-makers, and debates the options. Topics are: (1) America's Defense: What Price Security?; (2) Western Europe and the U.S.: Frictions Among Friends; (3) Central America: Fire in the "Front Yard"?; (4) The Palestinians: History, Politics, and Conflict; (5) Protecting World Resources: Is Time Running Out?; (6) Japan: Strategic Ally, Economic Rival; (7) Global Inflation: Is There a Cure? and (8) Poland and the U.S.S.R.: Troubles in the Workers' Paradise. Opinion ballots are appended. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship Education, Current Events, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Policy, Inflation (Economics), National Defense, Natural Resources, Public Affairs Education
Foreign Policy Association, Inc., 205 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Foreign Policy Association, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Central America; Europe; Japan; Palestinians; Poland; USSR