ERIC Number: ED232883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Instituting Nuclear Age Education: Towards a Cooperative Future. Proceedings of the International Student Pugwash Symposium (Atlanta, Georgia, January 20-23, 1983). [Summary].
International Student Pugwash, Washington, DC.
Proceedings of a symposium which focused on issues related to nuclear weapons and arms control are presented. In addition to a list of participants (including both high school and college educators) and symposium schedule, summaries/highlights of symposium sessions are provided. These include summaries of three working groups which discussed educational methods and programs that could be developed, working with existing educational projects, to address the current situation in various aspects of society that are affected by the arms race. These groups, which focused on political, scientific/technological, and psychological/emotional issues, agreed on the need for value education and the need for people to enter into the decision-making process about nuclear technologies. Lists of barriers to introducing nuclear education in the formal high school and college curricula, in communities, and to the general student population are also provided, as well as general recommendations for dealing with them. A discussion of nuclear education goals, statement on the nature of nuclear war education, and a list of objectives and recommendations related to ways of continuing the communication begun at the symposium are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Decision Making, Disarmament, Educational Objectives, Futures (of Society), High Schools, Higher Education, Nuclear Technology, Nuclear Warfare, Political Issues, Program Development, Program Implementation, Social Influences, Student Interests, Values Education
International Student Pugwash, 505B Second St., NE, Washington, DC 20002 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Student Pugwash, Washington, DC.