ERIC Number: ED039202
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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The International Dimension of Education. Background Paper II.
Kentworthy, Leonard S.
A description of the probable changes in the world during the next 70 years introduces a discussion of the educational attitudes needed to produce a true world community, ideally consisting of individuals with secure personalities, deep understanding of human relationships, well rooted in their own country and culture, but with an appreciation and concern for those of other people. The achievement of this ideal requires the active involvement of the whole teaching profession, with elementary school programs exploring the differing styles of family and community life in several nations, continuing in greater depth in secondary schools with the study of the literature, music, art, and science of many cultures, while universities and teacher training institutions would encourage greater personal involvement through foreign travel and study, and the use of overseas visitors to broaden students' outlook. At present these goals are largely unrealized, although UNESCO is an agency through which they could be reached. The possibilities for constructive action range from the simple but effective use of possibilities for constructive action pictures, tapes, and film strips to the establishment of research centers in universities which could provide in-depth information resources. This revitalization, turning education from its present preoccupation with the past to a growing concern for the future would not only create a better international community but would add to the exitement and enjoyment which are the bases of all true learning. (MBM)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Education, Cultural Interrelationships, Curriculum Development, Foreign Culture, International Education, International Programs, Multicultural Textbooks, Research Libraries, Secondary Education, Teacher Education
ASCD, 1201 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (No. 611-17816;$2.25)
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Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Washington, DC.