ERIC Number: ED211357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Proactive Students in Global Education. Understanding the Third World: A Moving Force in Our Lives. The Student.
Peters, Richard Oakes
Focusing on the third world nations, this paper discusses the need for global education and presents a teaching model which involves students in contemporary world problems. As background information, terms are defined, third world efforts during the last twenty years to equalize the distribution of the world's wealth are traced, and contemporary global issues including population, food supply, refugees, natural resources, and unemployment are discussed. Since these issues indicate that the world is becoming more interconnected politically, economically, and culturally, global education must help students become proactive change agents. This can be accomplished by using the proactive model to teach students global-oriented critical thinking and decision making. The model involves three phases (perception, thought pattern, and action), and is applicable to most subject areas. As an example of its use, an interdisciplinary learning activity on land use planning for grades 7-12 is presented. A selected reading list is included. (Author/DC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Global Horizons, The Center for Applied Ecosocial Studies, Plaistow, NH.