ERIC Number: ED367575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Model for Infusing a Global Perspective into the Curriculum.
Thorne, Bonnie Baker, Comp.; And Others
Global education is an approach to learning that transcends national boundaries and involves the interconnection of cultural, ecological, economic, political and technological systems. This perspective promotes multicultural sensitivity that enables young people to see more clearly their own responsibilities and opportunities in today's world. This model has been developed to be used by school personnel of Texas to infuse a global perspective into the K-12 curriculum. It is designed to serve as a proposal to direct the thinking of a group and to serve as a launching pad. The paper lists 10 benefits to be gained by students from a curriculum with a global perspective, and 11 benefits for teachers. The model is divided into five sections: (1) cultural systems; (2) ecological systems; (3) economic systems; (4) political systems; and (5) technological systems. Each section includes suggested goals, objectives, strategies, bibliographies, and resources. Cultural systems are explored through genealogy, folktales, mythology, the arts, language, clothes, food, customs, holidays, habitat, religion, education, geography, family, sports, games, and medical practices. Ecological systems are studied with activities grouped under three different objectives. Economic systems are compared through international trade, economic systems, tourism, careers, and natural resources. Under the section for political systems students learn to understand and evaluate various political systems and processes in order to acquire the skills necessary to participate as responsible citizens. The section on technological systems uses various media including video, laserdisc, computer software and hardware, electronic encyclopedia, CD-ROM products, electronic database, online database, and telecommunications. (DK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Global Education; Texas
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Center for Critical Thinking (August 1-4, 1993).