ERIC Number: ED210237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Education and the World View, IV.
Vance, Cyrus R.; And Others
This book contains ten articles which discuss education for a world view. In a democratic society there is a need for wide public understanding of the country's national and international policies. One article "The End of Innocence" discusses the rapidly, changing, and complex world in which we live and points out certain fallacies which must be avoided. These fallacies include thinking that we live in a bipolar world, fear of negotiation, and the belief that there exists an incompatibility between our foreign policy objectives and our fundamental values. Another article, "Education and the World View" examines difficulties standing in the way of international education--for example, the declining role of foreign language teaching. One article is a bibliographic essay citing"Readings for a Global Curriculum.""What College Seniors Know About Their World" is examined in one article. The Educating Testing Service sampled 3000 undergraduates across the country. Preliminary results show that seniors achieved a mean score of 50.5 questions correct out of 101 on the text, indicating considerable lack of knowledge on topics felt important by the assessment committee. History majors scored highest while education majors scored lowest. Other articles include "A World in Transition,""Forward to Basics: Education as Wide as the World,""Expanding International Dimensions,""The New Curricular Equation,""Who is Tending the Store?" and Toward a Collectivity of Functions." (Author/RM)
Descriptors: College Seniors, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Policy, Global Approach, Higher Education, International Education, International Relations, National Surveys, Resource Materials, World Affairs, World Problems
Change Magazine Press, PO Box 2023, New Rochelle, NY 10802 ($6.95, $5.95 for ten or more).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Council on Learning, New Rochelle, NY.