ERIC Number: ED421394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Peace Studies in the West. Peace Education Reports No. 16.
Harris, Ian M.; Rank, Carol; Fisk, Larry J.
Peace studies explores organized non-violence and violence; their relationships to society, behavior, and consciousness; and ways of working toward a just and harmonious world community. Noting a fairly rapid growth in peace studies courses on college and university campuses during the last half of the 20th century, this report provides a description of the form, special structures, and programs of peace studies in colleges and universities in Western Europe and North America. The document describes a rich array of peace studies programs and course offerings, especially those that focus on conflict resolution. These programs rely heavily on voluntary efforts by dedicated individuals and have had too little, long term, institutional funding. A 48-item reference list concludes the report. (EH)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Conflict Resolution, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Human Relations, Peace, Prosocial Behavior, Violence, World Affairs
Department of Educational and Psychological Research, School of Education Malmo, Lund University, Box 23501, S-200 45 Malmo, Sweden.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lund Univ., Malmo (Sweden). Dept. of Educational and Psychological Research.