ERIC Number: ED326454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Beginning Teachers To Prepare Their Students for Success in the Global Realities of the Twenty-First Century: Present Needs, Future Imperatives.
Bonstingl, John Jay
If education is to be truly successful in preparing young people for the global realities of the next century, teachers must utilize methods and materials attuned to the imperatives of the future rather than to the needs of the past. New paradigms of learning must reflect international and multicultural dimensions of education and of life in general. Dichotemistic and narrowly defined concepts of human interaction must be replaced with collaborative, multifaceted, process-oriented world views. The teacher's traditional self-concept, defined as a transactionally focused repository of information, must give way to a more useful role as a transformationally oriented facilitator of student learning. Rather than rote memorization of static data, students can learn how to use effectively a wide range of information in critical and creative modes of thought and interaction with others, to broaden the base of potential for self, society, and planetary advancement. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Change Strategies, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Instructional Effectiveness, Role of Education, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Paradigm Shifts
Note: Paper presented at the International Symposium on Social Studies and Civic Education in Europe and in the USA (Donau, Bavaria, West Germany, July 1989).