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ERIC Number: EJ794371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-8756-7555
No Good Wars: Teaching the History of Modern American Wars as a Means of Resisting Current Ones
Long, Kenneth
College Teaching, v56 n2 p67-73 Spr 2008
In the fall 2005 semester, the author designed a course in the history of America's modern wars hoping to encourage students to criticize and oppose the country's current aggressions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Surveys of student attitude change suggest that the course did promote criticism but did far less to facilitate student activism. The author concludes that instructors may need to model activism in addition to offering historical evidence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Afghanistan; Iraq