ERIC Number: ED229319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Improving International Understanding in Elementary and Secondary Schools: A Study of Six Projects.
Six global education projects funded under (or with purposes similar to) Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act are evaluated. The projects are: A Model for the Dissemination of Multicultural Perspectives for Midwestern Public Schools (Illinois), Citizen Education for Cultural Understanding (Ohio), Kentucky Model for Citizenship Education Project, International Community Workshop (Minnesota), Project Enrichment (Iowa), and the School of Global Education (Michigan). Major data collection occurred during site visits in which project staff, direct and indirect clients, and persons acting as links with organizations were interviewed. The major portion of the document contains evaluations of individual projects. However, a summary of the entire project reveals that a variety of definitions and approaches to global education exist, a lack of a well-coordinated national effort is apparent, effective leadership accounts for the success of a program, materials come from a wide variety of sources, and inservice education is a popular strategy. Also, project success depends on the capacity of leaders to operate within the constraints and support of an institutional setting, dedication to the project, sensitivity to the culture of the school, contacts with similar projects, and willingness to attend to the political and personality factors impinging on the project. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Social Studies Development Center.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III