ERIC Number: ED358007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Peace Education in Japanese Universities. Peace Education Miniprints No. 36.
Fujita, Hideo; Ito, Takehiko
This paper contends that peace education is necessary for all university students in Japan for several reasons: students are going to take leading roles in society; the world is changing rapidly; and university teachers have a social responsibility not to repeat the faults of Japanese teachers in World War II. Japanese peace education has been provided by many elementary and high school teachers since World War II. Peace education in universities expanded rapidly through the impact of the Special Session of Disarmament of the United Nations in 1978. The paper is based on three national surveys of peace education in Japanese universities. These surveys showed that multidisciplinary lectures were provided in many universities, that the contents were expanded to include structural violence, and that teachers used diverse teaching methods. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lund Univ. (Sweden). Malmo School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Japan