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ERIC Number: ED211493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Pages: 31
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Reference Count: 0
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Proactive Students in Global Education. Understanding the Third World: A Moving Force in Our Lives. The Teacher.
Peters, Richard Oakes
A global approach to the world's problems is presented, viewing social, cultural, scientific, and humanistic questions as factors in a world that is a single interacting system. It is noted that the basic needs of the third world, which represents nearly half of the world's population, have not been met. A discussion on this topic addresses the issues of overpopulation, diminishing food supplies, declining natural resources, and unemployment that are current in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. It is pointed out that there is a pressing need for global education to prepare youth to solve the world-wide problems that will be urgent before the end of this century. Global education is an effort to cultivate in young people a perspective of the world which emphasizes the interconnections among cultures, species, and the planet. The purpose of global education is to develop in youth the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to live effectively in a world possessing limited natural resources and characterized by ethnic diversity, cultural pluralism, and increasing interdependence. Twelve United States institutions of higher education that offer global and international education are listed. These universities include global education in their teacher training programs. Eight organizations offering inservice programs in global education are also identified. In addition, partial lists are provided of institutions offering studies on Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Global Education Project