ERIC Number: ED327432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Internationalizing Public Education: Past Practices, Present Programs, and Future Promises.
Baker, Frederick J.
As the world becomes increasingly interdependent, the role of public education in the United States becomes correspondingly vital. In order for the United States to function in such a world its young persons, the leaders of tomorrow, must be able to understand how such a world works. Yet, as recent studies have show, the youth of the United States are woefully underexposed to other countries' languages and cultures, and to U.S. foreign policies. Many states have been responding to this need through the establishment of commissions to recommend ways of introducing broader instruction in international studies into schools, or have mandated some form of international education in all grades, from kindergarten through high school. A multitude of issues concerning global education has yet to be fully addressed, however, including specific questions as to teacher training and curriculum design and development. Comprehensive changes in education is implicit in the need for a more globally literate U.S. citizenry. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Higher Education, International Education, International Studies, Multicultural Education, Public Education, Social Studies, World Affairs, World Problems
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Global Education
Note: Presented at the Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (March 22-25, 1990).