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Trout, Thomas – Educational Leadership, 1989
Mikhail Gorbachev's "glasnost" seeks to transform a large, multiethnic nation ruled for decades by an aging, entrenched, and stagnant bureaucracy. Educators will be challenged to provide students with accurate, objective information about the Soviet Union and to emphasize U.S.-U.S.S.R. similarities without minimizing differences.…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Graebner, William – OAH Magazine of History, 1986
Shows how the photographs, valedictorian addresses, nicknames, cartoons and other material contained in high school yearbook can yield information regarding the world views of Americans at the start of the Cold War. (JDH)
Descriptors: International Relations, Modern History, National Defense, Nationalism
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van Manen, Max – History and Social Science Teacher, 1985
Adults, especially parents and teachers, must show willingness to take responsibility for the world and thus generate firm faith in students, a hope and faith that life is worth living and the world is worth saving. Such hope and faith call for life commitment and work. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Parent Role
Lane, Pamela S. – 1995
In an effort to counteract the violent and negative conflict resolution messages children receive from the mass media, schools throughout the United States are now teaching healthy problem-solving skills on a personal level. This book presents an outlined approach to the implementation of a conflict resolution experiential group, designed to be…
Descriptors: Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Course Content, Decision Making
Young, Stephen, Ed. – 1991
This guide for studying the events of the Persian Gulf War is designed to be non-partisan and to promote participation in public debate among concerned citizens, national organizations, educators, researchers, and academics. The guide is divided into four sections. Section 1 provides background information, the text of the United Nations…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy
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Totten, Sam – Teachers College Record, 1982
This article summarizes educational activities of various sorts undertaken by antinuclear groups across the nation. Activists were interviewed to determine their motivations, aims, and hopes, and the work of scientific and medical activist groups, the nuclear freeze movement, religious groups, and educational organizations is noted. (PP)
Descriptors: Activism, Disarmament, Educational Strategies, Nonschool Educational Programs
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Szymanski Sunal, Cynthia; Sunal, Dennis W. – Social Studies, 1999
Asserts that students must learn about nuclear fission and fusion in the social studies curriculum to help them develop a foundation for considering the social issues associated with the everyday use of nuclear reactions. Gives background on the two types of reactions and provides three lessons for middle and secondary classrooms. (CMK)
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Nuclear Technology, Peace, Science and Society
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Wynn, Charles – Southern Social Studies Journal, 1999
Presents an activity where students examine the perspectives of the indigenous poor of Mexico as well as of the Mexican government in a time of political change. Explains that the students read the background information in the accompanying handouts in order to simulate the negotiations between the government and Zapatista National Liberation…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Economic Factors, Foreign Countries, Government Role
Milburn, Thomas – 1970
The problems mankind faces are of such overwhelming importance that it is easy to see why we are interested in integrating the academic disciplines to study war, violence, and social change. Could not the behavioral sciences, properly mobilized, enable us to reduce the probabilities of war and violence, and make social change more tolerable?…
Descriptors: Aggression, Antisocial Behavior, Behavioral Sciences, Conflict
Palmer, Virginia C., Ed. – 1979
This is the French translation for a manual which presents some current, state-of-the-art examples of forestry programs in West Africa. It is based on the collective experiences of foresters and of local farmers and herders. Since many of the problems of reforestation of dry areas are the same worldwide, the text (which focuses on the broad…
Descriptors: Botany, Classification, Community Involvement, Developing Nations
Palmer, Virginia C., Ed. – 1983
This manual presents some current, state-of-the-art examples of forestry programs in West Africa. It is based on the collective experiences of foresters and of local farmers and herders. Since many of the problems of reforestation of dry areas are the same worldwide, the text (which focuses on the broad subject of project implementation) includes…
Descriptors: Botany, Classification, Community Involvement, Developing Nations
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div. – 1982
This packet contains three handouts on training theory and the use of audiovisual aids, as well as a section on materials and presentation techniques for use by community development workers concerned with exchanging information and working with the people in a community. The first handout, "Communication in Development," briefly…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Communications, Audiovisual Instruction, Communication (Thought Transfer)
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development. – 1970
This teaching guide offers illustrative and reference materials that are both narrative and graphic on the three topics of Mass Media, Conflicting Ideologies, and Social Control. The objective is to furnish primary materials on these topics not easily available to teachers. Emphasis is on organizing the selections as short cases or studies.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communism, Grade 11, Historiography
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Thakur, Yoko H. – History of Education Quarterly, 1995
Observes that, although textbook reform in occupied Japan originally supported democratic principles of openness and competition, it later became a mechanism for anticommunist censorship. Maintains that interpretations of Japan's military conduct remain highly politicized and controversial. (MJP)
Descriptors: Censorship, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development, Democratic Values
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Chetkow-Yanoov, Benyamin – Peabody Journal of Education, 1996
Discusses the development of three different curricula for teaching conflict resolution to students in the Israeli public schools. Explains curriculum goals, presents eight examples of available teaching technologies appropriate for students in different age groups (e.g., peer mediation and second-language learning), and discusses creative…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Consciousness Raising, Curriculum Development
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