ERIC Number: ED022713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
The World and the American Teacher: The Preparation of Teachers in the Field of World Affairs.
This book represents a 2-year study of the problems and possibilities for extending the education of teachers to include education in international and cultural pluralism. It presents evidence and conclusions drawn from visits to a 50-institution cross section of colleges and universities where teachers are prepared and from conferences with educators, government officials, students, United Nations personnel, and members of private organizations and public agencies. The "Introduction" reviews the methodology of the study and places it in the context of current activity in the field. Chapter 1 is a background analysis of the dimensions of the problem of educating teachers in the American system and its cultural and social setting. The role of "Colleges for Teachers" is dicsussed in Chapter 2, particularly with reference to programs of such groups as the Peace Corps. Chapter 3 reviews programs of "International Experience Abroad and at Home" which are possible through existing organizations and international connections. Chapter 4, "The Certification Question," deals with the role of federal, state, and local agencies along with educational associations and private organizations in teacher education. "The Cultural Element in Foreign Policy," examines the relationship between the education of American teachers and the conduct of foreign policy. A final chapter summarizes 72 recommencations for improving the quality of education in a world dimension. (JS)
Descriptors: Agency Role, American Culture, College Role, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Improvement, Government Role, Intercultural Programs, International Education, International Organizations, International Programs, International Relations, Private Agencies, State Departments of Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Exchange Programs, World Affairs
American Assn. of Colleges for Teacher Education, 1201 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($6.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Agency for International Development; International Education Act; International Secretariat for Volunteer Service; Peace Corps; United Nations; Volunteers to America