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Glenn, David – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
In September 1965, not long after news broke about a Pentagon-sponsored program to study social conflict in South America, the Social Science Research Council played host to a meeting on overseas research. Feelings were raw. Opposition to the Vietnam War was mounting, and many scholars worried that the Pentagon's studies of conflict and…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Social Sciences, Military Personnel, Federal Government
Johannessen, Larry R. – 1993
This paper suggests that one way teachers can revitalize literature studies in classrooms and foster students' response to literature is by teaching the literature of the Vietnam War. The paper presents some typical student responses to some Vietnam War literature, which stand in striking contrast to student responses to other kinds of literature.…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, College Students, English Instruction, Higher Education
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Bibby, Michael – College English, 1993
Argues for the pervasive intervention of the Vietnam War in the cultural production of U.S. poetry. Questions the academic canon of post-World War II poetry and criticizes anthologies for ignoring Vietnam War poetry. Suggests why Vietnam War poetry has remained such an avoided subject. Lists anthologies including such poetry. (HB)
Descriptors: Anthologies, Higher Education, Literary Criticism, Literary History
Chilcoat, George W.; Vocke, David E. – 1988
Teaching the Vietnam War in high school history courses is a challenge to the instructor, and study that relies only on textbooks may neglect the controversy surrounding the War and the issues that faced the nation. This paper discusses how to use songs about the Vietnam War as an instructional tool to investigate the role of songs during the War…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Creative Teaching, Creativity, Curriculum Enrichment
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Philion, Thomas – ALAN Review, 2001
Calls attention to an important instructional resource that high school English and history teachers can use to engage their students in critical thinking about the Vietnam War. Gives some ideas for helping teenagers to make connections between the young adult novel "Chinese Handcuffs" and the Vietnam War. Suggests the integration of "Chinese…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, English Instruction, History Instruction, Secondary Education
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Manke, Mary Phillips; Keller, Kathryn – Journal of Language, Identity & Education, 2006
Bluff Creek is a prairie town of less than 2000 people. During the period of this study, the families of 20% of the children in its schools were Lao from families who immigrated to the United States in the 1980's, following the Vietnam War. The families of a majority of European-heritage children in the schools were Mennonites whose forebears had…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Foreign Countries, Land Settlement, Case Studies
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Taylor, Sandra C. – History Teacher, 1981
Describes reading material which can be used to teach about the Vietnam War at the college level. (RM)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Higher Education, Vietnamese People
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Gutierrez, Ramon A. – Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, 2007
In this article, the author reflects on the events that took place in the year 1972. The author was a junior at the University of New Mexico back then, refusing to eat or buy grapes and lettuce, picketing grocers who did not carry United Farm Workers of America produce. He and his buddies cast their votes against granting Richard Nixon a second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, War, Patriotism, Peace
Franklin, H. Bruce – 1995
For an instructor who has been teaching the Vietnam War for over 30 years, the War has been teaching him for even longer. One of the objectives in teaching the Vietnam War in the 1990s is what it meant to teach the Vietnam War in the 1960s. It is easy to forget that the antiwar movement began as an attempt to educate the government and the nation,…
Descriptors: Course Content, Fiction, Films, Higher Education
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Smith, Robert B. – Social Science Quarterly, 1971
Seeks to clarify how disaffection from the Vietnam War affects aggressive student militancy against university administrators. (Author/MB)
Descriptors: Activism, Behavioral Science Research, College Students, Educational Sociology
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Johannessen, Larry R. – Clearing House, 1995
Discusses novels of the Vietnam War, their usefulness, and the interest they hold for students. Considers four categories of Vietnam novels: the Vietnam experience, the war at home, the refugee experience, and the war's effect on the next generation. (SR)
Descriptors: High School Students, Literary Genres, Literature Appreciation, Novels
Mahoney, John – EBU Review, 1975
How reporting during the Vietnam War and use of technology changed procedure for news services. (HB)
Descriptors: Mass Media, News Media, Programing (Broadcast), Technological Advancement
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Dailey, Ann Ricks – Theory and Research in Social Education, 1983
The four political attitudes studied involved political interest, political alienation, racial equality, and the Vietnam war. Schooling effects influenced political interest and anti-Vietnam war attitudes but not political alienation and feelings about racial equality. (CS)
Descriptors: Alienation, Educational Attainment, Educational Background, Educational Research
Englade, Kenneth F. – American School Board Journal, 1988
Teachers are discovering that students want to understand the politics of the Vietnam War. Faced with the paucity of resources, some teachers developed their own instructional materials. A list of 27 books and videotapes on the Vietnam War is included. (MLF)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Instructional Materials, Secondary Education, United States History
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Banit, Thomas – New England Journal of History, 1990
Outlines reasons why teaching about Vietnam is important. Presents the results of a survey designed to find out what New England teachers are teaching about Vietnam. Critiques textbooks on the Vietnam War, and offers teaching strategies for Vietnam War instruction. Recommends the use of maps, films, and videos. (RW)
Descriptors: Films, Instructional Materials, Maps, Social Studies
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