ERIC Number: ED130962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Global Studies: Problems and Promises for Elementary Teachers.
Overly, Norman V., Ed.; Kimpston, Richard D., Ed.
This publication identifies rationale, content, and materials for teaching about world problems in the elementary school. Intended predominantly for use by classroom teachers and supervisors, the publication is also a useful resource for teacher training. It contains four chapters. Chapter I, A Perspective on Global Studies, reviews the historical precedent of global education, focuses on the individual in world affairs, and explains why global studies belongs in the elementary curriculum. Chapter II, An Approach to Global Studies: Balancing Problems and Promises, suggests organizing themes for teaching international affairs with an integrated approach. In this section selected problems such as food crisis and hunger, war and conflict, and pollution are described. Chapter III, Who's In Charge--How to Proceed, explains how to develop and implement a global studies curriculum and how to assess curriculum materials. Chapter IV, Resources for Teachers, suggests background materials on population, resource shortages, food crises, environmental pollution, war, conflict and nuclear proliferation, income disparity and poverty, urbanization and urban deterioration. Of the background resources listed, 49 are briefly annotated and 35 are indexed but not annotated. A list of films and a directory of project supporters are included in the document. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Instructional Materials, International Education, Natural Resources, Population Education, Resource Materials, Social Studies, Teacher Education, World Affairs, World Problems
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Washington, DC.