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ERIC Number: ED083067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 5
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The Need for Comparative Education Research to Concentrate on the Cultural Revolution within the United States.
Petit, M. Loretta
Comparative education research and courses are needed to identify real revolutionary movements in the current cultural revolution in the United States. The presence of cultural revolution is indicated by, among other things, the development of microcultures. Intranational instead of cross-national studies are of importance in the next few years to understand this cultural revolution. There are several problems with implementing this new focus, but a broad knowledge of the components of American culture are needed, as well as a preparation in the study of the processes used in understanding cultural revolution. Multicultural education would teach the desirability of cultural pluralism, and would purport to bring about interaction among groups in the nation. The discipline of comparative education is suited to the study of this interaction: the tools of scientific investigation; the methodology of area studies; the analysis and interpretation of cultural patterns within the framework of a whole culture. Students could be sensitized to cultural change, and develop renewed interest and sharpened awareness of the nature of cultural revolution as participants in the process. (Author/KSM)
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Note: Paper delivered at the Annual Comparative and International Education Society Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, March, 1973