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ERIC Number: ED098836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-19
Pages: 13
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The Little League and the Imperatives of Interdependence.
Cleveland, Harlan
The adult leaders of the Little League baseball organization announced that their "world series" would be limited to American teams. This raises a question about the capacity of Americans to adjust to a world in which power is diffused and centers of decision are plural. First one must consider whether the leaders of public higher education still have jurisdiction over what is taught and learned in college, or whether future decisions about education are going to come from the outside communities that both criticize and support higher education. Who gets in and what they need to succeed when they emerge has passed largely out of the jurisdiction of higher education's leaders. The author suggests that the policy of meeting each new demand by increasing present course structures has gone far enough. It may be time for a new kind of coure curriculum, including training in integrative brainwork, a capacity for self-analysis, education about social goals, public purposes, and ethics, some practice in real-world negotiation, and some knowledge required to take up citizenship in the world. Americans must be able to cope with the world interdependence. The capacity of Americans to cope with interdependence will depend most on two factors--the nature of their education and the quality of their leadership. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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