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Zimney, Michelle; Boston, Jane – 1998
Since the end of World War II and the onset of the "new age," nuclear technology has remained high on the world's agenda as questions regarding sovereignty and the balance of power, control of the development and spread of nuclear weapons, non-military uses for nuclear technology, and nuclear safety are debated among and within nations.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Critical Thinking, High Schools, International Cooperation
Lefever, Ernest W., Ed.; Hunt, E. Stephen, Ed. – 1982
This document contains 31 position papers that reflect a wide range of views on nuclear arms policy held by political leaders, religious authorities, scholars, policy experts, journalists, and political activists. Since no judgments are made, the reader is left to decide which arguments are most compelling. Each position paper is arranged into one…
Descriptors: Church Responsibility, Debate, Disarmament, International Relations
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Stephens, Sharon – Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 1997
Theorizes the place of children in America's "Cold War Consensus" of the 1950s-60s. Counterposes dominant Cold War images of abstract, generic children (inevitably white middle class) to actual children most vulnerable to risks associated with nuclear weapons production and testing. Concludes that in various ways, these children were all…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Children, Ideology, Nationalism
Mayton, Daniel M., II; Delamater, Mary C. – 1983
Revised version of paper towards nuclear war were investigated. Two questionnaires were administered. The first included five incomplete sentences designed to assess indirectly each respondent's fear of nuclear war. In response to either "My greatest fear regarding the future is..." and "I worry about...", 23 of 127, or 18.1 percent of those…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Educational Research, Fear, Higher Education
Perrone, Vito – Insights into Open Education, 1986
Themes that should be included in an elementary and secondary peace studies curriculum are discussed in this newsletter essay. Social studies teachers must use great discretion as to what topics in the peace studies curriculum are taught at what level. The study of nuclear arms should be included in peace studies at the secondary level. Research…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Course Content
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Jenkins-Smith, Hank C.; Mitchell, Neil J.; Herron, Kerry G. – Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2004
Scholars have made little progress in exploring the degree to which research on belief structures among Americans may be generalizable to other political systems and geopolitical contexts. The distribution and structure of mass beliefs related to nuclear security, missile defenses, and nuclear energy issues in the United States and Great Britain…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Telephone Surveys, Nuclear Energy, Energy
American Inst. of Architects, Washington, DC. – 1965
Descriptors: Building Design, Fallout Shelters, Safety, Standards
Rothman, Stanley; Lichter, S. Robert – 1986
The argument undergirding this essay is that the new environmental movement in the United States is partly a symbolic issue. Some liberal or radical members of key strategic elites who are alienated from the social and political system are drawn to concrete issues which serve as a surrogate for a real criticism of the hegemonic structure. The…
Descriptors: Dissent, Ecology, Higher Education, Journalism
Jones, John Alfred – 1976
The Cuban missile crisis of October 1962 forced the Canadian House of Commons to consider whether Canadian forces in NORAD and NATO were effective without nuclear warheads on special weapons systems. This paper provides an overview of the debates and their milieu, identifies the issues involved, and analyzes the effects of the argumentation. The…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Debate, Newspapers, Nuclear Warfare
Jacobs, James – Brookings Institution, 2010
In February 2009, Macomb Community College held an unusual student "graduation" in a suburban office building. There were 25 "graduates"--all males, many of whom had 10 to 15 years of experience as auto body designers working for original equipment manufacturers (OEM's) and their suppliers in the Detroit metropolitan area. They…
Descriptors: Employment Services, Technical Institutes, Community Colleges, Graduates
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Bassani, Cherylynn – Social Indicators Research, 2008
Large-scale demographic changes have been occurring in Japan over the last few decades. During this time, the proportion of two-parent (nuclear) and single-parent families have doubled. Despite this rapid increase, the health of individuals in these family structures have received limited attention, as the focus has been directed towards the…
Descriptors: Family Structure, Parents, Foreign Countries, Social Capital
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Jurgensen, Arnd – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2004
This article explores public policy alternatives to the current war on terrorism. Western society's vulnerability to terrorism has been dealt with primarily by expanding the law enforcement and surveillance authority of governments at the expense of the freedoms and civil liberties of the public. This approach threatens to undermine the…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Terrorism, Nuclear Physics, Law Enforcement
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Sarkisian, Natalia; Gerena, Mariana; Gerstel, Naomi – Family Relations, 2006
Addressing recent theoretical debates, this study examined the differences in extended family integration among Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Whites, as well as the importance of culture and structure in explaining these differences. Our findings showed Whites and Latinos/as have distinctive patterns of extended family integration: Mexicans and…
Descriptors: Mexicans, Financial Support, Whites, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Markusen, Eric; And Others – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 1981
Proposes an educational campaign that: (1) provides opportunities for citizens to learn about facts and issues relating to nuclear war; (2) stimulates the search for national security policies likely to lead to nuclear war; and (3) generates a political will to initiate social changes that eliminate threats of nuclear war. (CS)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Nuclear Warfare
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Hamilton, Scott B.; And Others – Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 1988
Examined relationship betwen death anxiety and cognitive/emotional responses to the threat of nuclear war in 345 college students. Results from Templer Death Anxiety Scale and questionnaire about nuclear war found death anxiety positively related to nuclear anxiety, and negligibly associated with perceptions of political efficacy and support for…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Cognitive Style, College Students, Death
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