ERIC Number: ED382497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Peace-Related Education in Schools - Then and Now. Fifty Experts Look Back on Their Own School and Evaluate the Present Situation in Their Country. Educational and Psychological Interactions No. 117.
The project group "Preparedness for Peace" at the Malmo School of Education in Sweden studies various prerequisites for peace education in school and various possibilities of carrying out peace-related activities at different school levels. A broad goal is to increase knowledge of possible ways of helping children and young people to deal constructively with the issues of peace and war. As a part of that work, viewpoints are collected via interviews with people who have worked with peace education issues theoretically and practically. In this report, answers related to the "then and now" aspect of peace-related education in schools are dealt with. On the one hand, were there some aspects in the interviewees' old schools that might be considered attempts at peace education? On the other hand, do they believe that schools in their own country, as they know them today, contribute to peace education? Answers to these questions from 50 experts representing 22 countries are documented and discussed. Mapping of ideas and generation of ideas are solicited. Even though such viewpoints are obviously different from fact collecting surveys, the interviewers considered memories and judgments from an expert group to be of some interest per se and thought that such reported impressions could also contribute to understanding of how peace education is conceptualized by these experts. Part 1 of this report presents an attempt to summarize some major aspects of the two themes, while parts 2 and 3 give a more detailed documentation of the interview answers. More information about the 50 experts is available in a separate report. (DK)
Descriptors: Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, Peace, Social Studies, Social Values, Teaching Methods
Department of Educational and Psychological Research, School of Education, Lund University, Box 23501, S-200 45 Malmo, Sweden.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: School of Education, Malmo (Sweden). Dept. of Educational and Psychological Research.