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Comprehensive Peace Education: Educating for Global Responsibility


reviewed by Samuel Totten & Toni Sills 1989

coverTitle: Comprehensive Peace Education: Educating for Global Responsibility
Author(s): Betty A. Reardon
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: 0807728853, Pages: , Year:
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Throughout the annals of history, eloquent peace proclamations have been made by governments, military leaders, religious figures, educators, and artists, but, more often than not, the proclamations, sentiments, and pledges have been ignored. The result, of course, is that violence has been ubiquitous, and lasting peace has remained elusive. The situation certainly has not improved today, and many actually claim it is worse. Some, in fact, have called the twentieth century “the century of genocide.“1 This is understandable when one realizes that over three times as many people have been killed in genocidal acts (e.g., the Turks’ slaughter of the Armenians, the Soviet man-made famine in the Ukraine, the Holocaust, the Khmer Rouge slaughter of the Cambodian people) in the last eighty-nine years as have been killed in all the wars fought in this century. When one realizes that over 35 million have been killed since 1900 in two world wars... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 91 Number 2, 1989, p. 257-262
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 451, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 6:36:20 AM

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