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ERIC Number: ED360200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Dissemination of Principles and Concepts of Education for Peace.
Ostertag, Vesna
World political changes since 1988 have ended the Cold War era of constant threats of confrontation and nuclear annihilation. The culture of militarism that influenced business, industry, and education served a purpose by dividing the world into good and evil. The changes that have removed the threat of militarism require a redefinition of the peace movement. The greatest task for teachers is the conversion of the war structure into a peace structure by converting the association of peace in the context of a nuclear catastrophe to the idea of peace as man's humanity to man. Educators must be ready to eradicate physical, economic, psychological, and ecological violence. In order to promote peace education, teachers must define global, national, and personal goals that are comprehensive enough to include many aspects of peace. These include personal relationships, economic equality, the value of human rights, and the elimination of violence toward the environment. U.S. and Russian teachers should (1) define common goals of peace education for children, (2) strive to make experiences in peace education a mandatory part of the curriculum in both countries, (3) organize a course focusing on common teaching objectives, (4) develop instructional materials on peace in a multicultural mode, and (5) develop a common teacher training program. (DK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A