ERIC Number: ED219312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Citizen Responsibility, Conscience, War and the Draft, A Kit for Counselors and Teachers.
Garvey, Helen; Pickus, Robert
This publication for secondary students, with additional materials for counselors and teachers, deals with the topics of citizen responsibility, conscience, war, and the draft. There are five major sections. Section I, containing three questionnaires, includes questions for students to consider if they are confronting problems of conscience, war, and the draft and a survey to help students think through questions they will face as they consider their response to a compulsory military service law. Section II, "Putting the Questions in Context," contains brief reading selections about war and peace followed by questions to facilitate dialogue and to stimulate thoughtful consideration. Section III contains four readings entitled "What is Conscience?", "The Individual and Society,""Religious and Philosophical Approaches to War," and "Exploring Your Own Religious Tradition." Section IV will be of interest to students who are thinking about registration and the draft. This section includes a Selective Service System leaflet describing the registration process; some questions and answers about the draft; a brief history of conscription in the United States; examples of competing points of view on conscription and national and world security; a brief description of six different responses to military conscription; a memo for those considering a conscientious objector position; and suggestions to help students work their way through a major decision in their life. Appendix materials in the concluding section contain a glossary and a bibliography on conscience and war and a description of the World Without War Council's approach to draft counseling. (RM)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Decision Making Skills, Glossaries, Peace, Religious Factors, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, War
World Education Center, c/o World Without War Council, 1730 Grove St., Berkeley, CA 94709 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Education Center, Berkeley, CA.