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ERIC Number: ED059109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct-15
Pages: 26
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Self-Identity in the Context of War and Peace.
Goldman, Ralph M.
Questions of identity, and the encounter with the draft, are central issues for teenagers, and secondary schools should be capitalizing upon such concerns to facilitate the general education and development of their students. The relationship between each student and the biggest problem of our times--war and peace--should be a thoroughly incorporated feature of the secondary curriculum. To talk about war and peace in the secondary school is to talk about the world. The realities for facilitating self identification with the world are fragmentary and undeveloped, but there are some psychological processes which may be used to suggest ways of relating the individual's self or ego with those few realities of the world community. These concepts are: a) identification, b)socialization, and, c) role learning. If the theories of psychological identification are to be applied, we need to find and talk about world heroes and world leaders with whom they can identify. If the processes of political socialization are to be employed educationally, we need to identify and put the student in touch with agencies of world political socialization, even though in some instances, these are barely coming into being. If role theory is the conceptual perspective to be used, world roles that can be acquired or sought after by the teenager need to be specified and related to him as an individual. (Author/JLB)
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Authoring Institution: New York Friends Group, Inc., New York. Center for War/Peace Studies.; Diablo Valley Education Project, Orinda, CA.