ERIC Number: ED238511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec-9
Reference Count: 0
Potential Nuclear Conflict: Attention Adult Educators.
Gleazer, Edmund J.
Innovation Abstracts, v5 n36 Dec 9 1983
Teaching about potential nuclear conflict is increasing in schools, colleges, and universities. A group of faculty from many universities across the United States has formed United Campuses to Prevent Nuclear War (UCAM) to produce teaching materials and publish summaries of courses on nuclear war. One such course at Lafayette College (Pennsylvania) is a senior colloquium dealing with the nuclear arms race in a multidisciplinary manner. A recently published unit of study for adolescents is a major effort to tell the truth about instruments of mass destruction. Not everybody is enthusiastic about these approaches; one correspondent to the editor of the "Washington Post" describes them as very disturbing events and counsels anti-nuclear activists to leave children alone. The United Nations has started a campaign to establish a network of organizations aimed at peace and disarmament. Many such organizations already exist; their participation in the UN campaign must be guided by the nature of the organization. Adult educators have a special role. They are part of existing non-governmental networks that can transcend national boundaries. As their part in the UN campaign, adult educators must build bridges between different countries and cultures, develop suitable materials and creative ideas for promoting understanding, and establish real people contacts. (DC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: PF Project; United Campuses to Prevent Nuclear War; United Nations
Note: From "The U.N. World Disarmament Campaign--Challenge for Adult Educators," a paper presented to The 1983 Peace Symposium, Association of Finnish Adult Education Organizations (June 16, 1983).