ERIC Number: ED031612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Reference Count: 0
An Examination of Objectives, Needs and Priorities in International Education in U.S. Secondary and Elementary Schools. Final Report.
Becker, James M.
Reflecting a set of convictions and assumptions about the need for and the process of change in the international education of American children and adolescents, a broad, cooperative study was undertaken concerning the following questions: (1) What is international education? That is, how can international education be most fruitfully defined or conceptualized? (2) What should be the major objectives of international education in the schools? That is, what contributions can and should the K-12 curriculum make to the international education of children and young people? (3) Given answers to these questions, what needs to be done with respect to curriculum development, basic research, and teacher education in the field of international education? (4) What intellectual talents and resources exist for undertaking needed research and development work and how can these be effectively mobilized? To give these questions final and universally acceptable answers was not the purpose of the study. Rather, it was to selectively survey the thinking of American educators and social scientists with respect to these questions through interviews, conferences, and meetings, and hopefully in so doing to lay the foundation for a continuing and systematic examination of needs, objectives, and priorities in international education. It was hoped that the conclusions and recommendations set forth in the study would serve as stimuli and guides to a continuing dialog and exploration as well as to new research and development efforts in the field of international education. (JH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, International Education, International Relations, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Surveys, Teacher Education, World Affairs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Foreign Policy Association, New York, NY.