ERIC Number: ED224778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Coalition Building for International Education in the San Francisco Bay Area: A Personal Perspective.
Freeman, Robert E.
The Bay Area and The World (BAATW) Project and the Bay Area Global Education Program (BAGEP), two formal structures that form part of a coalition to make citizens more aware of the world's interdependence, are discussed. The historical background of these organizations and the initiation of the coalition are recounted. A listing is provided of the coalition's strengths that should be looked for in other coalition building efforts. A chart illustrates the current structure of the coalition. The current program is described as: (1) identification of Bay Area links to the world; (2) development of curricular guides for international education; (3) preparation of a design of major training institutes focused on Asia, Africa, and Latin America; (4) leadership development; (5) overseeing resource allocation; and (6) generating new resources. A description is given of early problems faced by the coalition and ways in which these problems were solved. An appraisal is presented of the current issues facing the coalition, including the determination of appropriate functions and rewards for the individual member organizations, methods of expanding, and long-term funding. Future functions and activities of the coalition are considered. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bay Area and the World Project CA; Bay Area Global Education Program CA
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Professional Priorities: Shaping the Future of Global Education (Easton, MD, May 19-22, 1982).