ERIC Number: ED345958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Peace Education Meets the Challenge of the Cultures of Militarism. Peace Education Miniprints No. 11.
The militaristic culture serves to imprison many of the world's peoples, and most persons are not even aware of the harmful limitations that this culture's emphasis on military preparedness, violence, and the use of force in international relations places on all humans. This paper discusses various characteristics of militarism, and peace education that has as some of its aims the conversion of cultures of militarism to cultures of peace, authoritarian education to democratic education, sexism to supporting equality between men and women, obedience and uniformity to supporting self-reliance, independence, and critical thinking and racism and nationalism to tolerance and global responsibility. A 39-item list of references is included. (DB)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Peace, Role of Education, Violence, War, World Affairs
Department of Educational and Psychological Research, Malmo School of Education, Box 23501, S-200 45, Malmo, Sweden.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lund Univ. (Sweden). Malmo School of Education.
Identifiers: Militarism; Peace Education