ERIC Number: ED052075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jan-30
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Meetings of the War/Peace Curriculum Implementation Committee of Mount Diablo Unified School District. Workshop Report.
Mount Diablo Unified School District, Concord, CA.; New York Friends Group, Inc., New York. Center for War/Peace Studies.; Diablo Valley Education Project, Orinda, CA.
This document includes reports from three workshop meetings of a curriculum development committee in the war/peace field. Nine social studies teachers met at the first session for introduction to: 1) the Project and District objectives; 2) the value choices, concepts, and topics making up the war/peace field; 3) some background on community and administrative support; and, 4) the curriculum development process to be pursued. Activities included presentations by consultants, group discussions, and an optional simulation. Four teams were formed to begin work designing curriculum units using the orienting concept of conflict. The second meeting was held for purposes of: 1) increasing understanding of the concept of conflict; 2) team discussions with consultants having expertise in relevant academic fields; and 3) planning necessary steps for producing teachable units by fall, 1970. The final meeting was devoted to: 1) team presentation of work to date and criticism; 2) planning summer work; and, 3) discussion of types of responses a school system might responsibly make to an international crisis situation similar to Cambodia. In each workshop report agenda, participants, content, and critique are included. Appended to the final report are outlines of completed work by team members on the four units: 1) World War I and the Cuban Missile Crisis as Examples of International Conflict Situations; 2) Conflict; 3) The Habit of Violence; and, 4) Dissent and American Society. SO 001 267 is a report of subsequent committee workshops; other related documents are SO 001 260 through SO 001 266. (Author/JSB)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Conflict, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Experimental Curriculum, Inservice Teacher Education, Peace, Projects, Reports, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teacher Workshops, Values, Values Education, War, World Affairs, World Problems
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Authoring Institution: Mount Diablo Unified School District, Concord, CA.; New York Friends Group, Inc., New York. Center for War/Peace Studies.; Diablo Valley Education Project, Orinda, CA.