ERIC Number: ED059108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Guide to the Concept: Identity.
Goldman, Ralph M.
This draft outline presents and organizes for teachers one of the fundamental concepts in war/peace studies: identity. Identity is viewed as the relationship between a person's self-role and other socio-political roles learned and valued by him in the course of his psychological development. A rationale section points up the relationship of the concepts identity and self to a war/peace curriculum, the objective of such a curriculum being to identify for the child those roles that seem most relevant to an understanding of conflict and order, and to do so in a way that encourages the child to place these roles high in the hierarchy of his own role-structure. A number of affective and cognitive objectives for a study of the concept of identity are enumerated, and a method of testing for shifts in attitudes is suggested. A general discussion of role-theory follows, indicating how some of the research findings may be adapted to classroom use. A short, suggestive listing of social and political roles appropriate to the war/peace field is given, divided according to appropriate grade levels. Methods for helping the student grasp the place and prospect of these roles in his own life are indicated. Two subconcepts, position and personality, are also provided, with a definition, rationale, and objectives for each. An accompanying draft document summarizes the instructional objectives and idea outline for the concept identity. Related documents are: SO 001 511, SO 001 513, and SO 002 078. (Author/JLB)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Cognitive Objectives, Concept Teaching, Identification (Psychology), International Education, International Relations, Peace, Political Socialization, Role Theory, Self Concept, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, War, World Affairs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York Friends Group, Inc., New York. Center for War/Peace Studies.; Diablo Valley Education Project, Orinda, CA.
Note: Developmental Draft