ERIC Number: ED120043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-19
Reference Count: 0
International Education: Putting Up or Shutting Up.
Hayden, Rose L.
The current status, problems, and future trends of education for global awareness are outlined. Currently, global realities and interdependencies are such that traditional assumptions about international affairs and education are no longer operative. Nor is international education as a discipline conceptually or structurally responding to contemporary challenges. The priorities of international educators are curiously inverted so that attention to state, local, and institutional legitimacy is superseded by a disproportionate emphasis on seeking federal support, disciplinary benediction, and political abstraction. Yet compelling survival, humanitarian, and cultural reasons make the need for stronger international education programs imperative. Internationalist scholars must design new curricular and research models which will yield pertinent new insights and provide a base of relevant expertise which can be utilized by government and professional groups in policy making. They must integrate international programs into every curriculum, produce paraprofessionals who can take an international dimension into the public domain, raise professional standards, become active and aware of political realities at the local level, and reward professional endeavors for improving the discipline. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association (Washington, D.C., February 1975)