ERIC Number: ED369716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Peace Museums as Potential Instruments of Peace Education. Views Expressed by Members of the PEC Network. Peace Education Miniprints No. 51.
Members of the Peace Education Commission answered a questionnaire on peace museums. The first 60 respondents, representing 25 different countries supplied the results of this report. A majority of the respondents had a positive opinion about the potential values of a peace museum. A variety of definitions of a peace museum were supplied by respondents, and a common definition was difficult to obtain although several remarks stated that a museum should go beyond a static collection of objects and develop a participatory environment. While a few countries had experience with peace museums, most countries seemed to have no peace museum experience at all. Alternative ways of focusing peace museums addressed an emphasis on anti-war, pro-peace or both themes and either a multi-dimensional or specific approach. Potential risks and difficulties such as finances and biased displays were indicated by respondents who also provided suggestions on how to promote the idea of peace museums. (CK)
Descriptors: Cultural Centers, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Education, International Organizations, International Relations, Museums, Opinions, Peace, Questionnaires, War
R & D Group "Preparedness for Peace," School of Education, Box 23501, S-200, 45 Malmo, Sweden.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Lund Univ. (Sweden). Malmo School of Education.