ERIC Number: ED160508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Interdependence. A One-Semester Model Curriculum for Secondary Schools and Undergraduate Colleges.
Schaeffler, Walter S.; Collier, Anne B.
The interdisciplinary curriculum on global economic and social development and interdependence traces Western development trends, investigates current issues and processes in development, and offers a development planning exercise. An introductory section serves as a teacher's guide. It discusses the skills developed by the activities, suggests scheduling alternatives, and offers ideas for evaluation. Objectives include helping students develop a global perspective, examine personal attitudes and sense of individual responsibility, and understand why there is disparity of wealth and power among nations. Unit I introduces the concepts of interdependence and development, explores the ties of the local community to the world, discusses effects of modern communications and transportation technology, and examines the impact of the global superstructure upon traditional societies. Unit II draws on the modern history of Europe and America to give background to the study of development and to emphasize that the West is still undergoing development. Unit III introduces basic economic terms, defines social development and its indicators, outlines important elements of national development, examines critical issues facing developed and developing nations, and requires students to create a development plan. The guide lists resources for each unit as well as an annotated bibliography of 143 citations. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Area Studies, Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Development, Economic Development, Economics, Global Approach, Higher Education, History, Industrialization, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Political Issues, Resource Units, Secondary Education, Social Indicators, Social Problems, Social Studies, Technological Advancement, Units of Study
Global Development Studies Institute, F.O. Box 522, 14 Main Street, Madison, New Jersey 07940 ($4.00, paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Global Development Studies Inst., Millbrook, NY.