ERIC Number: ED310009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Preparedness for Peace: A Research and Development Project in Process.
Didakometry and Sociometry, v20 n1-2 1988
In the news media and elsewhere, children and young adults are being confronted with dramatic details about a possible nuclear war and its horrendous consequences, resulting in feelings of unease and anxiety. The Malmo School of Education (Sweden) has launched a number of studies concerning educational and psychological research in the peace education field. These are to be carried out over a four-year period and are supported by the Swedish National Board of Education. The project focuses on five principal tasks: (1) inventory and analysis of experiences and related research from various countries; (2) studies of young peoples' conceptions of peace and war, enemy images, ideas on how to work for peace; (3) explorations of viewpoints concerning the role of the school in pursuit of peace preparedness; (4) studies of the way in which schools can treat peace and war and work for peace preparedness in general; and (5) project reports of different kinds. These reports consist of literature analyses and compilations, an international questionnaire study on peace education, pilot studies of conceptions in the field of peace and war, individual interviews, and other publications. The reports already completed in the project are included in a list of 53 references. (PPB)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Fear, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, International Education, Interviews, Nuclear Warfare, Peace, Pilot Projects, Questionnaires, Research and Development, Research Projects, Research Reports, School Role, War
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: School of Education, Malmo (Sweden).
Identifiers - Location: Sweden