ERIC Number: ED155100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Education for a Global Community: National Reports on the Theme for 1976 in Their Original Languages. 25th Annual Assembly of Delegates.
World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession, Morges (Switzerland).
Reports prepared by various countries for presentation at the 1976 annual assembly of the World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession (WCOTP) are included in this document. The theme of the assembly was "Education for a Global Community." Countries reporting include Bangladesh, Canada, Ivory Coast, West Germany, England and Wales, Estonia, Finland, Ghana, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Taiwan, Korea, South Africa, Scotland, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, and Yugoslavia. Some reports are in the original languages. Each country first describes its conceptions of a global community. Comments are included on the role teachers play in world education and on the practical implications, the success and failure of previous efforts, and the effects of politics on global education. In addition, countries also comment on international cooperation and the political and educational role of the WCOTP. The following sample comments from three countries illustrate remarks contained in this section. Canada: "to meet the needs of Canadian youth implies an equal concern for meeting the needs of all youth in the world." England: "education should focus on the capacity to understand, to reason, and to draw conclusions which may be different when viewed from different standpoints." Finland: "An open attitude towards the surrounding world starts with the individual." (Author/JK)
Descriptors: Community, Comparative Education, Cultural Awareness, Educational Opportunities, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Programs, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, International Educational Exchange, International Relations, Political Influences, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, World Affairs, World Problems
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession, Morges (Switzerland).
Note: Report of the Annual Assembly of Delegates to the World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession (25th, Washington, D.C., August 4-11, 1976); Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to varied ink density in original document; For a related document, see SO 010 927