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ERIC Number: ED180904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov-14
Pages: 34
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Reference Count: 0
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National Association of Elementary School Principals. Global Education Project. Evaluation Report.
Mitsakos, Charles L.
The report evaluates a global education project which was carried out during the 1978-1979 school year by 18 teachers from six elementary schools in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. The project staff aimed at incorporating a global education approach into social studies classes involving over 400 students in grades one through six. This study was undertaken to assess the effect of the project on teacher attitudes and teaching behavior, the impact of a global education dimension on student attitudes toward other nations and other peoples, and the degree of student ethnocentrism. Measurement instruments used in pre- and posttests were the Global Education Attitude Scale (designed to measure ethnocentrism) and the Global Education Teaching/Learning Questionnaire (developed to gather data on global education teaching, materials, and activities). Data were statistically analyzed. Findings indicated that students did change their attitudes in a positive direction as a result of participating in the project and that teachers became more interested in and spent more time teaching about global topics. In addition, students developed a significantly more comprehensive view of the United States along with a greater understanding of other nations and other peoples. Conclusions are that a global education program can make a difference and can be successfully integrated into an existing social studies program. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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