ERIC Number: ED225414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Global Perspective and Second Language Study - An Action Plan.
Loew, Helene Z.
Strategies for integrating second language instruction with a global perspective are described. The first strategy is a framework of skills for global interaction that teachers can apply to selecting instructional materials and setting educational goals. According to this framework, the goals of education for a global perspective include decreasing ethnocentric and stereotypic perceptions and developing constructive attitudes toward diversity and change. The second strategy is to organize lessons and materials around cultural universals related to material culture, the arts, recreation, language, social organization, social control, economic organization, and world view. Such organization promotes those elements of society which unite humanity. Teachers should establish files for the collection of potential classroom materials about cultural universals. The third strategy is to plan lessons around conceptual themes such as nationalism or interdependence. (RW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (New York, NY, November 1982). Some pages contain light broken print.