ERIC Number: ED128287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May-13
Reference Count: 0
George Washington Peace Academy Act, 1976: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Education of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-Fourth Congress, Second Session on S. 1976.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.
Hearings on the bill to establish the Peace Academy are presented. The bill proposes to create an educational institution in the United States to further the understanding of peace among nations. Major objectives of this institution are to consider the dimensions of peaceful resolution of differences among nations, to train students in the process of peaceful resolution of differences, and to inform governmental leaders of peaceful methods of conflict resolution. Statements of senators, experts in international affairs, religious spokesmen, American and foreign educators, professional arbitrators, and peace organization members in favor of the bill are presented. Included in the testimony are descriptions of curriculum design, specific objectives of the academy, structures and policy, and types of careers that graduates might expect. Also presented are treatments of educational priorities, worldwide responsibilities, the need for a U.S. Peace Office, past resistance to the establishment of a Peace Office, and methods of international mediation. A directory which describes peace education programs in America, Canada, and Europe is included. Peace studies resource centers and peace institutes which do some teaching are listed. Abstracts of recent peace research activities and Congressional Budget Office cost estimates are also included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Financial Policy, Financial Problems, Financial Support, Global Approach, Government Role, Higher Education, Peace, Politics, Program Descriptions, Project Applications, School Funds, Training Objectives, Universities
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document