Armed forces need to prepare their military personnel for a global mission profile which requires conflict awareness and the acceptance of personal responsibility along with the ability to successfully cope with the military challenges of their mission. The aim of this publication is to demonstrate the progress in military pedagogy as it is evolving within the various national institutions for the education and training of officers and recruits. This will be helpful in illustrating common topics which, already at present, allow the questioning and exploring of educational ways of thinking as they determine national peculiarities in the training and education of soldiers.
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2007. 291 pp., num. tables and graphs
Contents: Edwin R. Micewski: Comparative Strategic Cultures - A Future Challenge in Security Studies – Hermann Jung:
Cross Culture Education for Military Task Forces – Wolfgang Royl: Pedagogical Implications through the Transformation of the
German Bundeswehr into an All-Volunteer-Force – Jarmo Toiskallio: Transformation through Education: Curriculum as Praxis in
Officer Education – Rainer Peltoniemi/Hannele Lampela/Anna-Miia Suihkonen: Military Pedagogy on System Level: A Systemic Model
of a Learning Organization – Wolfgang Royl: How Military Training and Education are Embedded in the Social Context – Hermann
Jung: Interagency - New Learning Field for the Military Based on Network-Centric Systems – Gavril Malos/Sorina-Mihaela Mardar:
The Diagnosis of Professional Training Needs – Hubert Annen: Leadership as a Selection Criterion for Officers - The Assessment
Center for Prospective Career Officers (ACABO) in the Swiss Armed Forces – Mikael Salo/Guy L. Siebold: The Structure of Military
Cohesion: Components, Predictors, and Outcomes – Juha Mäkinen: Crossing the Boundaries between Military Educational Institution
and Military Units - A Case of Finnish Staff Officer Education – Hubert Annen: Abuse of Authority and Misguided Group Dynamics
- Military Pedagogical Measures – Werner Wieser: Leadership Skills Training in the Austrian Armed Forces – Wojciech Horyn:
Teaching Pedagogy to Army Officers – Bo Talerud: Educational Aspects of Swedish Military Leadership.