ERIC Number: ED161789
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-3
Reference Count: 0
A Preliminary Study of the Obstacles to, the Status of and Potential for Education for the Promotion of Disarmament. Seminar on the Obstacles to Disarmament and the Ways of Overcoming Them (3-7 April 1978).
The booklet assesses the present status of education for the promotion of disarmament in various grade levels and learning environments throughout the world. It also identifies and recommends ways to make disarmament education more effective. Disarmament is interpreted as the process leading from the present system of armed nation states to an international system in which security will be provided by a global peace authority. The document is presented in six chapters. Chapter I identifies the purpose and limits of the study. Although some information was obtained from every continent, most of the data were taken from secondary school programs within the United States. Chapter II defines terms used in the study such as arms control and disarmament education. ChaPter III outlines obstacles to disarmament education in schools, colleges and universities, among the general public, and among political leaders. Chapter IV describes disarmament education in schools, colleges, adult education programs, and among media and political leaders. Chapter V offers recommendations for promoting disarmament education programs. Recommendations include following UNESCO mandates in the area of peace education; allocating funds to disarmament education and research; helping students understand conflict resolution; and offering public lectures on disarmament at universities. The final chapter presents conclusions. Two conclusions are that disarmament education programs should combine efforts to educate the public for peace and that more educational resources should be allocated to disarmament programs. The document concludes with a bibliography and a directory of peace education organizations. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Disarmament, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Higher Education, Mass Media, Military Science, Nonformal Education, Peace, Political Issues, State of the Art Reviews, World Problems
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
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