ERIC Number: ED214821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
State Plan for Global Education in Florida: Findings and Recommendations.
Florida Advisory Council on Global Education, Miami.
This report presents a state plan for global education which was prepared by the Florida Advisory Council on Global Education. The plan is intended to be used by kindergarten through adult educators who intend to introduce global perspectives into existing programs. The report contains a brief summary, a list of Council members, a brief definition, a rationale, and general and specific recommendations. Global education is defined as the process which provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are necessary for them to meet their responsibilities as citizens of their community, state, and nation in an increasingly interdependent and complex global society. The rationale section states that Floridians need to acknowledge that they are economically, politically, and culturally dependent on a global system for existence. For example, their growing population is multicultural, multilingual, and multinational. Their economy is heavily dependent upon foreign trade and investment. Among the general recommendations for global education are to convene a governor's commission, appoint a state coordinator, unify policies, develop state education regulatory units and develop state and local networks. It is specifically recommended that the State Department of Education, local schools, universities, community colleges, and teacher education and adult programs develop plans and programs which would help to integrate global education into Florida's educational system. Other specific recommendations include supplying media facilities with global resource materials, evaluating the effects and skills of global education, and implementing further research. (Author/NE)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Global Approach, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Legal Education, Multicultural Education, Postsecondary Education, Research Needs, Second Language Instruction, Statewide Planning, Study Centers, World Problems
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Advisory Council on Global Education, Miami.