ERIC Number: ED066364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Teaching International Relations.
Becker, James M.
The accelerated pace of society suggests that social education be clearly formulated from a conceptual golobal framework, recognizing the oneness of earth and man's sharing of a common fate, and that the curriculum be designed from a point of view toward improving international understanding. Effective approaches in international relations programs include: 1) a breakdown of sharp distinctions between studies of American and of other societies; 2) an interdisciplinary approach; 3) recognition of the world as an interdependent system while recognizing the respecting cultural diversity; 4) a concern with the earth as a planet and mankind as a species of life. A suggested strategy for developing a world view is to parallel current political and ecological problems in America with similar situations in Asia or Latin America. Appendices include a typology of curriculum objectives for a global approach and one-hundred and five citations of books, journals, and pamphlets dating from 1968 to 1972 topically arranged in an annotated bibliography. (Author/SJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.