ERIC Number: ED116993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Attainable Global Perspective.
Hanvey, Robert G.
A more complete understanding of global perspective is provided in this essay through an examination of the modes of thought, sensitivities, intellectual skills, and explanatory capacities which contribute to the formation of a global perspective. With an emphasis on both a formal and informal educational level, the essay is divided into five sections which examine the requirements for an attainable global perspective. Section 1, Perspective Consciousness, underscores the need to recognize the concept that everyone's perspective is shaped by subtle influences and that others may have different perspectives. Section 2, State of the Planet Awareness, examines the problems and solutions for increasing the ability of individuals to intelligently interpret information about world conditions. Section 3, Cross Cultural Awareness, describes the different degrees of cross-cultural awareness and the necessity to reach a stage beyond empathy where one has the capacity to imagine oneself in a role within the context of a foreign culture. Section 4, Knowledge of Global Dynamics, analyzes the world as an interdependent system where the issue of growth may be the predominant contemporary problem. Section 5, Awareness of Human Choices, emphasizes that increased global perspective will require difficult value decisions about the solutions to our world problems. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Conceptual Schemes, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, School Role, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Values, World Affairs, World Problems
Center for War/Peace Studies, 218 East 18th Street, New York, New York 10003 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York Friends Group, Inc., New York. Center for War/Peace Studies.; Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.