Teaching About International Conflict and Peace

Edited by Merry M. Merryfield & Richard C. Remy

Subjects: Comparative Education
Series: SUNY series, Theory, Research, and Practice in Social Education
Paperback : 9780791423745, 374 pages, March 1995
Hardcover : 9780791423738, 374 pages, April 1995

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Table of contents


Part I. Linking Content, Methods, and Educational Goals

1. Choosing Content and Methods for Teaching about International Conflict and Peace
Merry M. Merryfield and Richard C. Remy

2. A Case Study of Unit Planning in the Context of School Reform
Steve Shapiro and Merry M. Merryfield

Part 2. Essays in International Conflict Management & Peace

3. Building Peace: A Global Learning Process
Chadwick F. Alger

4. The Use and Control of Military Power
Peter D. Feaver

5. Diplomacy, Negotiation, and Peaceful Settlement
David P. Barash

6. Economic Cooperation
Karen Mingst

7. Human Rights in International Perspectives
David P. Forsythe

8. Self-Determination
Dov Ronen

9. Resolving Conflict Over the Global Environment
Marvin S. Soroos

Appendix Resources for Teachers
Yasemin Alptekin-Oguzertem

Name Index
Subject Index

This book is about international conflict resolution and management.


Designed especially for preservice teachers, this book links substantive, current scholarship on major topics in the management of international conflict with exemplary instructional methods in social studies education. Through vignettes and case studies of actual classroom practice, the reader learns from experienced teachers how they integrate different instructional methods to achieve content goals. The book contains an appendix on resources that provides additional information on organizations, instructional materials, computer networks, and other scholarly work that can help teachers improve their instruction on international conflict management.

Teaching About International Conflict and Peace can make a significant difference in preparing social studies teachers to help their students acquire knowledge and understanding of how the peoples of the world have dealt with international conflict in the past and how increasing global interconnections provide new alternatives for the management of international conflict in the present and future.

Merry M. Merryfield is Associate Professor of Social Studies and Global Education at Ohio State University. She is presently serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Education in Global and International Studies (AEGIS) and is co-editor of Theory and Practice. Her publications include Lessons From Africa, Teaching About Francophone Africa, Teaching About the World: Teacher Education Programs With A Global Perspective, and Responding to the Gulf War: A Study of Teacher Decision-Making. Richard C. Remy is Associate Director of the Mershon Center at The Ohio State University, where he also holds appointments as a Mershon Senior Faculty in Political Science and as an Associate Professor in the College of Education. He is currently on the National Advisory Committee for the U. S. Education Department's project to develop national standards for education on civics and government. His books include Lessons on the Constitution, Teaching About National Security, American Government and National Security, Civics for Americans, United States Government, and Approaches to World Studies: A Handbook for Curriculum Planners.