ERIC Number: ED059921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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International Education for Spaceship Earth.
King, David C.
This book is based on an extensive study conducted by the Foreign Policy Association for the United States Office of Education on needs and priorities in international education. To give students adequate preparation for today's world of constant and rapid change the schools must help them gain a global perspective of the world as a single system. Two important objectives developed by the study are: 1) the study of man as a species, and 2) the study of the international system as one level of human social organization. The book is divided into three main parts: Part I discusses relevant educational needs aimed at a revolution in social studies curriculum and examines obstacles to change. Part II outlines teaching and curriculum project innovations that are consistent with the guidelines indicated in the study. A chapter on resources provides the teacher with a brief reference guide to available materials. Part III suggests ways in which current curriculum can be internationalized. Two chapters offer illustrations of complete study units for elementary and secondary grades that can be inserted into existing courses. The last chapter (reprints from "Social Education," November 1968) "Readings", presents the views of leading figures in the field of social education. Related document is the complete report ED 031 612. Other documents in the series are ED 026 865, ED 056 945, SO 002 074, and SO 002 145. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Books, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, International Education, Projects, Questioning Techniques, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, World Affairs
Foreign Policy Association, 345 East 46th Street, New York, New York 10017 (Paper, $2.50)
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Authoring Institution: Foreign Policy Association, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Spaceship Earth
Note: New Dimensions Series