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ERIC Number: EJ1003780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Teaching about the Korean Comfort Women
Kim, Hyunduk
Social Education, v76 n5 p251-252 Oct 2012
During World War II, human rights violations against women took on gargantuan proportions of indescribable horror. The Japanese military engaged in the systematic abduction of women from China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, and other nations and confined them to military installations in Japanese-occupied territories to serve as sexual slaves. The Korean "We Ahn Boo" or "Comfort Women" were mostly uneducated, sexually inexperienced teenagers from rural areas who were taken from families, schools, and rice fields either by force or on the promise of work in factories. In order to educate future generations about crimes against humanity, for effective global citizenship, the topic of comfort women in both Korea and Japan has been addressed intermittently in history textbooks since the beginning of the 1990s. This topic can be presented in social education social education classes whose students are of an appropriate age for discussion and writing. (Contains 8 notes and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; Indonesia; Japan; Philippines; South Korea; Taiwan