ERIC Number: ED161822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-1
Reference Count: 0
Global Concerns for Education.
Bereday, George Z. F.
The mission of the American people is to achieve a high level of global sophistication that will enable them to serve others and to carry out their own interests. In order for American educators to contribute to this effort they must (1) be able to foresee the necessary modifications in teacher training that correspond to the development and expansion of educational systems throughout the world, and (2) gain awareness of the cultural differences and economic problems of nations with limited educational opportunities. In addition, American educators must renew their concern for the world as a whole, which has rapidly become interconnected and interdependent both politically and economically. In past years the Peace Corps has shown a significant commitment to global concerns. American volunteers were willing to put aside the technological conveniences of their own culture to help educate people in primitive societies. Although the United States is currently facing problems related to the recession and high inflation, Americans must continue to tap their resources in educational and political leadership and fulfill their commitment to a world they have always served in the past. (Author/AV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Bernard Baruch Coll.
Note: Paper presented at Annual Conference on Teacher Education (23rd, New York, New York, November 1, 1974)