ERIC Number: ED071979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Impact: World Development in British Education.
Aspects of British education which are relevant to the study of world development are examined in this publication. The first three articles analyze respectively various textbooks, examination papers, and syllabi for attitudes, topics, and values presented in them which deal with developing countries in relation to world development issues. In History and Geography, Examining Boards are becoming more aware of the need to teach about the Third World and the syllabi and textbooks amplify these findings. The fourth article on teaching about world development in colleges of education is based on two surveys undertaken by VCOAD in 1968 and 1970 and indicates that in some parts of the country student teachers have good opportunities to learn about the Third World. The final article, a short report on an important conference of educationists convened by VCOAD in April 1971, examines the reasons for teaching about the Third World in British schools, and works out suggestions on the most effective ways of undertaking such teaching. (SJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Voluntary Committee on Overseas Aid and Development, London (England). Education Unit.