ERIC Number: ED211514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Civitas Mundi, or Noah Webster Revisited.
Heywood, Stanley J.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards mandate that prospective teachers experience the awareness of other cultures within society on local, national and international levels. The NCATE standard implies that the same kinds of cultural sensitivities needed within the borders of this country are needed equally outside. The University for Peace will be based in Costa Rica and will be a component of the United Nations University in Tokyo. The function and scope of the university should: (1) provide educational training services to a variety of clients, from top government leaders to young people in tertiary education; (2) be non-ideological; (3) have an outreach program that encourages other colleges and universities, as well as various associations, throughout the world to develop programs for peace; and (4) consider as essential the International Peace Data and Information Centre. Its main tasks would be to identify, collect, summarize, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, conserve, promote, and disseminate data and information related to peace. Trends indicate that college students and American citizens in general are not aware of or involved with global issues that will affect their future as well as the future of all world citizens. Schools must prepare all people, especially Americans, who have the capacity to cause change, to break down cultural barriers within and among countries. (JD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Global Approach, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, International Education, Multicultural Education, Peace, Teacher Education, War, World Problems
Not available separately; see SP 019 382.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University for Peace (Costa Rica)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Symposium "Education and Contemporary America" of the Boise State University School of Education (2nd, Boise, ID, October 8-10, 1981).