ERIC Number: ED434057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Burma: The Struggle for Democracy and Freedom. A Resource Guide for Teachers.
American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.
This resource guide for teachers contains readings, investigative sources, and first-hand accounts of the actions of the present military regime in Burma, a regime which retained power even after it lost the 1990 national elections, and which sponsors repression of pro-democracy forces in the country. The first section, an introduction, includes articles pertaining to the background of the conflict in Burma between the National League of Democracy (NLD) and the Burmese government, as well as a historical overview of Burma. The guide is divided into the following sections: (1) "Aung San Suu Kyi (Biography, Speeches, and Writings)"; (2) "8-8-88"; (3) "Human Rights Violations"; (4) "Child Abuse"; (5) "Harsh Prison Conditions"; (6) "Women's Rights Violations"; (7) "Education in Burma"; (8) "Environmental Destruction"; (9) "Drugs in Burma"; (10) "Refugees from Burma"; (11) "Personal Testimony from Burmese People"; (12) "SLORC/SPDC Defends Itself"; (13) "Recent Military Crackdown"; (14) "Trade Sanctions: Pro/Con"; (15) "Sample Letters to the Editor and to Political Representatives and Classroom Activities"; and (16) "Resources" (reading list, videos, and websites). (BT)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Childrens Rights, Civil Liberties, Conflict, Correctional Institutions, Developing Nations, Females, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Higher Education, Political Issues, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Studies
American Federation of Teachers, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001-2079 ($5, Item No. 297).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Burma