ERIC Number: ED048030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Bases for World Understanding and Cooperation. Suggestions for Teaching the Young Child.
Moyer, Joan E.
The purpose of this paper is to explore a possible program for the development of world understanding and cooperation in a school setting for children under six years of age. The framework for this interdisciplinary human relations education program includes interrelated process skills, with generalizations, and action proposals. Process skills involve synthesis of the child's feelings and emotions with his ability to process and utilize information. To achieve these goals importance is placed on the methods used to foster the process skills of perceiving, communicating, loving, decision-making, knowing, patterning, creating, and valuing. Direct acquaintance with people of varying racial and ethnic backgrounds is the most effective method to develop empathy or understanding of individual, physical, cultural, and racial differences. The concepts or generalizations presented are suggestions which need not be considered sequentially. These are followed by action proposals or suggestions for various learning activities which contribute to the child's understandings of the concepts. It is suggested that attitude development begun in the home can be clarified and extended as teachers and parents plan and work together. In addition, human relations education must be an integral part of preservice and inservice teacher education programs. (SBE)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Concept Teaching, Global Approach, Human Relations Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Education, Kindergarten, Learning Activities, Literature Reviews, Preschool Education, Social Studies, Socialization, Teaching Guides, Units of Study, World Affairs
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared for the World Conference on Education, ASCD Commission on International Cooperation in Education, Asilomar, California, March 5-14, 1970