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ERIC Number: ED129645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 143
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Violence. Hayden American Values Series: Challenges and Choices.
Rivera, Charles R.; Switzer, Kenneth A.
This book provides a framework for examining violence as a social issue in contemporary society. Discussion is limited to violence as it occurs in the United States. The book can be used as a teacher resource or a secondary-level reader on violence, giving an historical background and a discussion of violence as a social phenomenon. The framework includes case studies illustrating the issue by focusing on human situations, factual information about the issue which can be used as evidence in making social decisions, divergent views and opposing value judgments showing a variety of values involved in solving the issue, futuristic scenarios illustrating possible consequences of social decisions in future human situations, suggestions for involvement in the issues and the decisions, and recommendations for further study. Corresponding chapter titles are (1) The Dimensions of Violence: Cases; (2) A World of Violence; (3) The American Way of Violence; (4) The Study of Violence; (5) Divergent Views on Violence; (6) Violence: Attitudes and Actions; (7) Violence: Possibilities or Probabilities; and (8) Resources and Activities. Suggested classroom activities include action projects, readings, and films. (ND)
Hayden Book Company, Inc., 50 Essex Street, Rochelle Park, New Jersey 07662 ($3.72 paperback)
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