ERIC Number: ED396074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
A Popular Version of Yash Tandon's Militarism and Peace Education in Africa.
This book is a briefer, simpler popular edition of "Militarism and Peace Education in Africa." It is intended to interest the African peoples in the problems of peace and allow them to discuss and debate the issues of militarism and peace for Africa and to suggest solutions. It is also intended to interest leading organizations and people working at the grassroots level in urban and rural areas in problems of militarism and peace education. The first two chapters show how, in former times, militarism was brought to Africa by the Europeans through slave trade and colonialism. Chapter 3 shows how militarism continued after independence under neocolonialism in these forms: state terrorism, militarism based on ethnic nationality/conflicts, militarism resulting from "pastoralist conflicts," militarism resulting from cultural and religious conflicts, and militarism based on ideological conflicts. Chapter 4 explores how militarism is still connected to the exploitation and oppression of Africa with the new strategy called "low intensity conflict" or "low intensity war." Chapter 5 considers developing types of peace education and proposed content of peace education. Chapter 6 proposes the content of African peace education, including African history and civilization, cultural and moral education, development education, and human rights and equality education. Contains 15 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Colonialism, Community Education, Conflict Resolution, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Foreign Countries, Freedom, International Relations, Nationalism, Peace, Political Attitudes, Slavery, Terrorism, Violence, War, World Problems
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: African Association for Literacy and Adult Education, Nairobi (Kenya).
Identifiers: Africa; Peace Education