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ERIC Number: ED218609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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The Mosaic of the World's Schools.
Swift, Jonathan
Global education is a natural, holistic, interdisciplinary way of relating the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and experiences young people will need to live in tomorrow's global community. Although many English teachers regard the English component in global education as alien to their concerns, this should not be so. The school of Global Education at Stevenson High School in Lavonia, Michigan, offers an interdisciplinary program with a strong English component. Three multidisciplinary sequences cover the deep past, the large present, and the future. A 2-hour block of English and social studies serves as the nucleus of the program, supplemented by satellite courses taught from a global perspective. All teachers are part of the global team and receive inservice training either individually or in groups. Cooperatively developed and taught global issues seminars on topics such as hunger, terrorism, and stereotyping are also offered. For those who want to plan a similar program, a variety of resource materials are available from the National Council of Teachers of English and other organizations and journals. Presented at various international conferences, the global approach concept has had a mixed reception, but the reality of the world demands such a perspective. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers: Livonia Public Schools MI
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Conference on the Teaching of English (3rd, Sydney, Australia, August 17-22, 1980).