ERIC Number: ED261967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Teaching about Nuclear Disarmament. Fastback 229.
Becker, James, M.
Background information to help educators teach about nuclear disarmament is presented. There are six sections. The first section, "Nuclear Arms Education: Avoiding the Final Catastrophe," discusses the national priority of preparing for war, militarism as a value, and the mushroom cloud and spaceship earth as symbols of a global age. The second section, "Nuclear Arms Education and International Understanding," examines peace movement issues, earlier peace education efforts, the American peace movement in the post-World War II era, and increasing support for international studies. Section III, "Nuclear Arms Control: The Issue of the Eighties," deals with peace studies in higher education and the major foundations that support nuclear arms studies. "Teaching about Peace, Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Understanding" is the focus of the fourth section. The role schools should play in nuclear arms education and deciding what to teach are discussed. The fifth section describes human resources, classroom materials, and teacher guides. The concluding section contains an annotated bibliography. (RM)
Descriptors: Activism, Disarmament, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Human Resources, Instructional Materials, International Studies, Nuclear Warfare, Nuclear Weapons, Peace, Philanthropic Foundations, Resource Materials, School Role, Teaching Guides, Values, War
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($0.75; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.