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ERIC Number: ED284803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Peace Education: Personal Reflections Amid a Field of Research in School Curriculum.
Nelson, Murray
Peace education can be introduced into the curriculum through adoption or development of appropriate materials, networking, development programs at the local level, and workshops for educators, parents, administrators and the general citizenry. A status report on the integration of peace education into the curriculum completed in 1985 by Carole Hahn indicated that nuclear education was being taught in some classrooms. Hahn reported that educators saw a need for (1) quality teacher education in teaching nuclear issues; (2) a curriculum plan appropriate to the student's level of maturity; and (3) a sensible integration of nuclear themes into traditional curricula. Lowry Hemphill examined available materials and found that U.S. history texts had little or nothing on nuclear weapons and the nuclear arms race. Many of the available materials consisted mainly of a collection of worksheets and teacher lesson plans which failed to provide enough background information for students. Two useful curricula are "Nucleography" (Barber, et al., 1982) and "Let's Talk About Peace, Let's Talk About Nuclear War" (Lemoine and Farkas, 1983). Networking for school districts with a beginning attempt at peace education is helpful in acquiring resource and instructional information. Workshops for local educators and citizens can help overcome the resistance that will arise to peace education. (SM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A