How Children Understand War and Peace: A Call for International Peace Education / Edition 1

How Children Understand War and Peace: A Call for International Peace Education / Edition 1

by Amiram Raviv, Louis Oppenheimer, Daniel Bar-Tal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787941697

ISBN-13: 9780787941697

Pub. Date: 05/14/1999

Publisher: Wiley

How Children Understand War and PeaceIf we had a better grasp on how children and adolescents develop ideas of war, conflict, and peace, would it be possible to consciously influence these concepts toward more peaceful orientations? Would it then be possible to integrate these psychological findings into educational programs throughout the world—How Children

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How Children Understand War and PeaceIf we had a better grasp on how children and adolescents develop ideas of war, conflict, and peace, would it be possible to consciously influence these concepts toward more peaceful orientations? Would it then be possible to integrate these psychological findings into educational programs throughout the world—How Children Understand War and Peace is a landmark book that examines these two vital questions and provides a solid framework on which to build answers. Written by an international panel of experts in the fields of developmental, social, and educational psychology, How Children Understand War and Peace presents a collection of the most current thoughts and insights into how children and adolescents develop an understanding of war, conflict, and peace. Based on research studies done in Australia, Canada, Finland, Holland, Israel, Portugal, Northern Ireland, Sweden, and the United States, this comprehensive volume presents evidence that perceptions of war and peace formed during childhood relate directly to adult perspectives on these critical issues. The contributors present persuasive evidence that our knowledge about how youngsters from around the globe develop and form worldviews can be used to create educational programs that teach children peace education, conflict management, and conflict resolution.How Children Understand War and Peace is an indispensable guide for psychologists, educators, and anyone concerned with building a solid foundation for a more peaceful world through knowledge and education. What Children Can Teach Us and What We Can Teach ChildrenHow Children Understand War and Peace offers an international perspective on how the concepts of war and peace develop in children and how, through overt teaching of conflict resolution and peacemaking skills in schools, a more peaceful world could be created."I welcome this important new book. The editors and contributors have give

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787941697
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/14/1999
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.49(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction: Understanding Peace, Conflict, and War Louis Oppenheimer, University of Amsterdam;
Daniel Bar-Tal, Tel Aviv University;
Amiram Raviv, Tel Aviv University.

DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVES.

Children, War, and Peace: A Review of Fifty Years of Research from the Perspective of a Balanced Concept of Peace EducationLennart Vriens, Utrecht University.

I Know What You Are Thinking: The Role-Taking Ability and Understanding of Peace and WarIlse Hakvoort and Louis Oppenheimer, University of Amsterdam.

The Peace Personality Robert C. Ziller, Dahlie S. Moriarty, and Stephen T. Phillips, University of Florida.

Toward a Positive Conception of Peace Orlando Lourenco, University of Lisbon.

SOCIALIZATION AND EXPERIENCE.

Cultural Socialization and Conceptions of War and Peace: A Cross-National Comparison Katherine Covell, University College of Cape Breton.

Concept Formation of War and Peace: A Meeting Point Between Child Development and a Politically Violent Society Raija-Leena Punam trade, University of Helsinki.

Children, Peace, and War in Northern Ireland Frances McLernon and Ed Cairns, University of Ulster.

Beliefs About War, Conflict, and Peace in Israel as a Function of Developmental, Cultural, and Situational Factors Amiram Raviv, Tel Aviv University;
Daniel Bar-Tal, Tel Aviv University;
Leah Koren-Silvershatz, Israeli Ministry of Health;
Alona Raviv, Tel Aviv University.

Peer Relationships and Children's Understanding of Peace and War: A Sociocultural Perspective Solveig trade Goteborg University.

Correlates, Consequences, and Cross-Cultural Issues Michael R. Van Slyck, Research Institute for Dispute Resolution;
Marilyn Stern, State University of New York, Albany;
Salman Elbedour, Ben Gurion University at Negev.

LEARNING IN SCHOOLS.

Teaching Conflict and Conflict Resolution in School: (Extra-)Curricular Considerations Kathy Bickmore, University of Toronto.

Teaching an Understanding of War and Peace Through Structured Academic Controversies Patricia G. Avery, David W. Johnson, Roger T. Johnson, and James M. Mitchell, University of Minnesota.

Learning Conflict Management Through Peer Mediation Robin Hall, Charles Sturt University.

Types of Peace Education Ian M. Harris, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

About the Editors.

About the Contributors.

Index.

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