ERIC Number: ED124442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Internationalizing Public Education: What the States Are Doing.
Hayden, Rose L.
The response of the American public education system to the challenge of preparing citizens to respond intelligently to global challenges and opportunities is inadequate. State education agencies should be actively providing adequate experiences in international/intercultural education. However, according to a 1969 survey by the Education Commission of the States, the state boards of education of the 50 states generally concentrate on the areas of curriculum and materials development rather than research and evaluation and they do not perceive the need to provide leadership for globalizing public education. There are many key factors in internationalizing public education, but they generally center around the personalities, organizational structure, and funding priorities of those in positions of state leadership. Recent information shows that many states are moving toward a global approach, particularly in the following areas: credit for overseas experience, transfer of foreign credits, leave granted for foreign teaching, number of inservice programs on international topics, global-approach curriculum development, and stress on international training in teacher preparation and certification. Implications of the research are that, in spite of some significant progress recently, too little has been done to internationalize public instruction; there is inadequate funding and too little tracking of results against global goals and objectives. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, International Education, Public Affairs Education, School Surveys, State Boards of Education, State Curriculum Guides, State Departments of Education, State Programs, State Standards, State Surveys, Surveys, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (20th, Toronto, Ontario, February 25-27, 1976)