ERIC Number: ED147414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Global Awareness in the Curriculum. Research Reports, Vol. II, Issue I.
Simonson, Michael R.
Study of the world and its people have always been goals of the educated person. Until recently, the social studies curriculum has been the focal point for world study. Traditional curriculum plans usually have had world history as a major component, and, in some instances, electives in comparative economics, world culture, sociology, and other related areas were available for interested students. However, despite efforts by isolated educators, the study of the world and its people as a continuing component of the school curriculum has been an exception. Recently groups both within and outside of the formal educational system have begun to realize that we are living in an increasingly interdependent world. In order for mankind to continue to progress without threat of catastrophic man-made disaster, the peoples of the world need to understand each other. This need can be met by global awareness, the process of becoming open, sensitive, positive toward other cultures as well as toward one's own. This report contains the edited proceedings of a conference on global awareness. Papers by professional educators cover a variety of topics in cross cultural education, particularly for elementary school students. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Research Inst. for Studies in Education.