ERIC Number: ED307222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
National Security in the Curriculum. ERIC Digest.
Harf, James E.
Education about national security has always been part of the social studies curriculum in U.S. high schools. But its focus has been simply chronological and episodic with major attention given to war, particularly the decision to enter it and the conduct of U.S. military forces. Little attention has been given to the evolution and structural arrangements of this nation's security, the underlying global and national premises for maintaining security, and the basic context in which security has been achieved. This ERIC digest treats (1) the meaning of national security, (2) the rationale for including it in the curriculum, (3) entry points for its inclusion, (4) the challenges to such education, and (5) the criteria for education about national security. A 14-item bibliography is included. (GEA)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.