ERIC Number: ED273612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Achieving Peace through Education.
Clarken, Rodney H.
While it is generally agreed that peace is desirable, there are barriers to achieving a peaceful world. These barriers are classified into three major areas: (1) an erroneous view of human nature; (2) injustice; and (3) fear of world unity. In a discussion of these barriers, it is noted that although the consciousness and conscience of the world is developing to the point where it will no longer tolerate violence and injustice, fear of world government is deeply felt and is almost universal. The role of education in overcoming these fears and barriers to peace are discussed. The history of education is described as an evolving process of teaching ever-expanding concepts of citizenship and knowledge. Examples are given of models that may serve as guides to developing, through education, the means of overcoming resistance to the avenues that will lead to world peace. The United Nations is cited as an example of world cooperation, and the federation of states in the United States is proposed as a political model for world unity. The Baha'i international community is given as a model of a system of education that promotes understanding and peaceful co-existence. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (33rd, Kingston, Jamaica, July 20-24, 1986). Portions contain light, broken type.