ERIC Number: ED371995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
In Harm's Way: When Should We Risk American Lives in World Conflicts? A Study Circle Program.
Lord, Mary, Ed.; McCoy, Martha L., Ed.
This four-session discussion guide, intended for use by teachers, students, and the community at large, explores the ethics of intervening or not intervening in conflicts abroad. Inserts provide current information on conflicts in Bosnia, Haiti, North Korea, and Somalia where U.S. military involvement is at issue, but the flexibility of the guide enables groups to include other world conflicts in discussions. The discussion sessions in the program focus on four areas: (1) reasonable grounds for using military force; (2) U.S. lives placed in harm's way; (3) U.S. involvement in the cases of the globe. Each session contains brief background material, a full range of possible positions, and discussion questions. Session 1 also provides a summary of the just-war doctrine and an annotated bibliography. Session 2 includes further information with an annotated bibliography, and session 3 presents a summary of current wars and an annotated bibliography. Session 4 presents information about who is responsible for dealing with conflicts around the globe. A description of a typical study circle follows the sessions and includes an outline for a single study circle session. Information on organizing a study circle, leading a study circle, and suggestions for participants conclude the discussion guide. (CK)
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Conflict, Conflict of Interest, Conflict Resolution, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Discussion Groups, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Ethics, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, International Relations, Moral Issues, Political Issues, World Affairs, World Problems
Study Circles Resource Center, P.O. Box 203, Pomfret, CT 06258 ($5).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association for Cross-Cultural Education and Social Studies, Inc., Washington, DC.; Study Circles Resource Center, Pomfret, CT.