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ERIC Number: ED125948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-5
Pages: 35
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Reference Count: 0
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The Role of Social Studies in the International Education of Children and Young People. Working Paper.
Anderson, Lee; Becker, James
The purposes of this paper are to clarify the concept of international education, expand the understanding of the role of social studies in children's and young people's international education, and enhance awareness of desirable curriculum. Three questions are discussed: how should international education be defined, what contributions should and can social studies make to international education, and what types of curriculum are needed to enhance the contribution. According to Unesco's 1974 recommendation on International Education, international education should be viewed as education for responsible citizen involvement and effective participation in global society. It is believed that social studies should contribute to students' international education in developing students' capacities to perceive and understand their involvement in global society, make judgments and decisions about world affairs, and exert influence in world affairs. Some specific ways in which social studies can develop these three capacities are indicated. Approaches and instructional materials are noted for several areas of instruction: history, geography and environmental studies, the social and behavioral sciences, and civics. Examples of curriculum materials and programs that illustrate the desired approaches are provided for each area. (Author/ND)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the International Meeting of Experts on the Role of Social Studies in Education for Peace and Respect for Human Rights (Kellogg Center, East Lansing, Michigan, May 23-29, 1976)