ERIC Number: ED052076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Teaching About War, Peace, Conflict and Change.
New York Friends Group, Inc., New York. Center for War/Peace Studies.; Diablo Valley Education Project, Orinda, CA.
This is a description of the objectives, program activities, and policy of an experimental curriculum development project in the war/peace field. Seven major concepts of content are defined: 1) Identity, 2) Obligation, 3) Change, 4) Power, 5) Conflict, 6) Institutions, 7) Interdependence, 8) Values and the Value Process. Rationale is that educational institutions in this country can move to institute value education in which problems of war and peace, conflict and change, are honestly investigated and analyzed in terms students can see as their own, reinforcing the intelligent and purposeful formation of individual and social values. Specific objectives of the project are listed and activities carried on in these areas are described: 1) Curriculum Unit Development, presently for grades 7 through 11; 2) Teacher Training; 3) Resource Development; 4) Community Involvement; 5) Dissemination of Information; and, 6) Evaluation. Also included is a framework of assumptions focusing on the commitment to the democratic process, and a discussion of policy guidelines on problems of educational change in the war/peace field. An outline of the structure of the Project is given as well as information on the consulting functions of the Center. Appendices include membership lists for Executive Board, Community Advisory Panel, and Consultant Panel, and diagrams of the 1971 program and the curriculum development process. Related documents are SO 001 259 through SO 001 267. (Author/JSB)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Citizenship, Cognitive Objectives, Concept Teaching, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development, Democratic Values, Disarmament, Experimental Curriculum, Peace, Program Descriptions, Projects, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Social Change, Social Studies, Values, Values Education, Violence, War, World Affairs, World Problems
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Authoring Institution: New York Friends Group, Inc., New York. Center for War/Peace Studies.; Diablo Valley Education Project, Orinda, CA.