ERIC Number: ED052094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Worldmindedness; The World: Context for Teaching in the Elementary School.
King, Edith W.
This book is designed to enhance a teacher's awareness of the possibilities that exist for teaching a broader and more worldly elementary curriculum. It is intended for use in pre-service training, especially social science methodology courses and in-service workshops, as well as for the professional growth of experienced personnel. Two basic positions are postulated: 1) that a humanistic framework is necessary for the social sciences; and, 2) that social sciences and the arts should be integrated. The text presents programs, techniques, models, designs, and projects for incorporating "worldmindedness" into the social sciences, and the language arts, music, art, and literature into the elementary school curriculum. Many of these learning activities are an outgrowth of Worldmindedness Institutes held at the University of Denver. In addition, the effects of an urbanized world are examined and ways in which the school community can be utilized to develop a sense of world-wide community among children, parents, and teachers are suggested. The volume closes with a discussion of teacher preparation and training in world dimensions. An extensive bibliography lists pertinent readings, books, pamphlets, articles or monographs to coincide with topics and material discussed in each chapter. Appendices include: 1) Materials of the Social Science Education Consortium; 2) MATCH Units; 3) Periodicals of Special Interest in Interpreting Negro Life in America. (Author/JSB)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Community Study, Concept Teaching, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Ethnic Studies, Humanism, Humanities Instruction, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Education, Learning Activities, Social Studies, Social Values, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Urbanization, Values Education
Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers, 135 South Locust Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001 ($3.95)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO.