ERIC Number: ED148683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
World Study Action.
Bolam, David W., Ed.; Seymour, Roland P., Ed.
Focusing upon training teachers for a world perspective, the report presents papers by educators from Hong Kong, Nigeria, England, and the University of Indiana. The first part of the paper describes the Trans-Cultural Teacher Education Project. The basic objectives of the project are to enable people to understand human nature in greater depth, develop decision-making skills based upon moral values, and generate teaching materials with a global perspective. The report presents eight papers. The first paper recommends that undergraduate comparative education courses stress priorities for expenditure of the human and financial resources available for education. The second paper lists issues for discussion in a global perspectives course. The third paper presents a profile of developing countries to aid teachers in developing world studies programs. The fourth paper enumerates contributions of the social science disciplines to understanding of and teaching about industrial societies. The fifth paper cites an outline for an elementary school global perspectives curriculum course. The sixth paper draws parallels between human behavior and social organizations and explains how knowledge about controlling agression can be utilized in world studies courses. The seventh paper describes an anthropological approach to world studies (the Pattern of Life Style approach). The final paper explores approaches to teaching decision-making skills. Appendices are included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Decision Making Skills, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Moral Development, Productive Thinking, Program Development, Program Improvement, Skill Development, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Council for Curriculum and Instruction, New York, NY.
Note: Funds were provided by the Longview Foundation, New York, for this publication