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ERIC Number: ED075284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-21
Pages: 6
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A World Curriculum for United States Schools.
Oswald, James M.
Social studies curricula should be based on a provincial-universal principle of maintaining a continuous interaction between the local community and the world community. It is suggested here that those who are already doing this can contribute by offering suggestions to others trying to implement the world principle in their classrooms. Those who are not prepared to use this basis should be shown the opportunity it provides to integrate world views into provincial studies. Those who believe that it is too simple, should note that there is power in its simplicity. The provincial-universal principle can be tested by implementing the comparative-analytical approach in the social studies programs which will require defining the terms, describing the relationships, specifying examples, and reporting successes and failures in efforts to implement the model. To illustrate the point of dealing with the local and the world principle, the author offers a comparative - analytical approach toward migration of the Mormon and Boer pioneers. In conclusion, a world curriculum for U.S. students allows for analysis and reflection, synthesis and re-synthesis, and further, can produce citizens of the world and citizens of the U.S. who are insightful and knowledgeable about cultures and mankind. (SJM)
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Note: Paper presented at CUFA Section, Annual Meeting, National Council for the Social Studies, Boston, Massachusetts, November 21, 1972