ERIC Number: ED055926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Education for International Understanding: A Critical Appraisal of the Literature.
Hunkins, Ralph Hanel
The focus of attention in this study is on literature advocating education for international understanding, particularly those works available throughout the United States since 1946. The purpose of the study is to subject the literature to analysis with the intent of: 1) identifying major, alternative positions; 2) appraising these positions by using a certain conception of an adequate means-ends argument; and, 3) offering tentative suggestions for lines along which a reconstructed view might be worked out. An argument paradigm is developed to serve as a guide in laying out the various positions on education for international understanding, which are: 1) attitudes of friendliness toward other peoples; 2) knowledge of other cultures; and 3) strategical wisdom. It is concluded that a reconstructed position is needed so that the educational activities (means) prescribed are more directly related to the goal of peace. A revised position is tentatively suggested that would subsume, but not limit itself to, the educational activities advocated by adherents to the other positions. The new view would emphasize understanding the processes by which human associations evolve into human communities with common interests. (Author/DJB)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Human Relations, International Education, Literature Reviews, Peace, Research Reviews (Publications), Social Studies
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Indiana University