ERIC Number: ED326905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Communication in Peace and Global Future Studies.
Van Hoeven, Shirley A.
An evaluative study examined the role communication scholars should play in the planning, development and teaching of peace studies courses. Numerous surveys indicate increased student concern over world communication and peace. The language and war metaphors being used by the various governments in the Persian Gulf crisis illustrate how the misuse of language impedes the communication process. Most communication departments already offer courses conducive to the teaching of peace education in communication classes. These courses could very easily include a chapter or section on peacemaking. For example, courses such as group problem solving, discussion, ethics, conflict management, leadership, debate, bargaining and negotiation, and interpersonal communication could add segments on peacemaking. Offering a course in peacemaking and dialogue is another highly recommended option within the capabilities of communication educators. (Twenty-seven references are attached.) (KEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Course Development; Peace Studies
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (76th, Chicago, IL, November 1-4, 1990).