ERIC Number: ED085900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Education for a Global Society. Fastback Series, No. 28.
Becker, James M.
A growing body of research literature suggests that significant relationships exist between the attitudes individuals develop toward their own and other societies and their images of international conflict and collaboration. Without some understanding of basic human behavior, a recognition that many of the important differences in behavior can be explained in terms of learned patterns of social behavior and without some attention to the "culture concept" information about other lands and other peoples, ethnocentric tendencies may simply be reinforced. Efforts to understand Africa or Asia are likely to lead nowhere unless skill in analysis, knowledge of history, valuing, and experience as a basis for judging is provided. While none of these approaches is wrong, taken by themselves they are inadequate. There are some encouraging signs that may serve to strengthen these approaches and perhaps develop a more comprehensive view of the earth and man. Among these approaches peace studies, futures studies, and development studies seem most promising at present. These and other promising approaches to global education are discussed in this report. (Author/JF)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Developing Nations, Elementary Schools, Ethnocentrism, Foreign Culture, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, International Education, International Relations, Peace, Secondary Schools, World Affairs, World Problems
Phi Delta Kappa, 8th and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 (Individual fastback, $.50 prepaid, Set of six $2.00, Quantity and Membership Discounts)
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Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.