ERIC Number: ED436457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Choices in International Conflict: With a Focus on Security Issues in Asia.
Francis, Gregory; Mukai, Gary; Kim, Pearl; Leininger, James
Many world leaders and scholars feel that the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance is essential for long-term peace, prosperity, and stability in Asia. The purpose of this curriculum unit is to examine this alliance by introducing students to case studies of international conflict, with a focus on security issues in Asia. Through each of the lessons students examine case studies and explore various modes of international conflict resolution and conflict management, question why and when one method is chosen by conflict participants over other methods, and consider the positive and negative results of particular conflict resolution and conflict management methods. Lesson 1 consists of four parts: parts 1-3 focus on providing students with a conceptual framework for dealing with international security issues, while part 4 focuses on the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance. Lesson titles include: (1) "The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance"; (2) "U.S. Military Bases in Okinawa," examines U.S. military bases in Okinawa (Japan) and the resulting conflicts from varying perspectives; (3) "The 1996 Taiwan Strait Crisis: Background and Perspectives"; (4) "Security Issues and the Korean Peninsula"; (5) "Struggling for Peace in Cambodia"; and (6) "The Russo-Japanese 'Northern Territories' Dispute." Contains numerous references and handouts. (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: United States-Japan Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Asia; Japan; Russia; South Korea; Taiwan