ERIC Number: ED164378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Food/Hunger Macro-Analysis Seminar. A Do-It-Yourself Manual for College Courses and Action Groups.
Moyer, William; Thorne, Erika
This guide describes a fifteen-week macro-analysis seminar about food production, distribution, and consumption on international, national, and local levels. The macro-analysis approach emphasizes the interrelatedness of all parts of the food/hunger issue; therefore the seminar also addresses escalating military expenditures, widening poverty, and decreasing resources. It recognizes the need for change, both nationally and internationally. The course is divided into four parts. Part I comprises two preliminary sessions for introductions and for setting the time, place, and format for the meetings. Four of the six sessions in part II analyze local and national food/hunger problems; the last two sessions explore strategies for change and visions of a future without hunger. Six sessions in part III focus on global issues. Readings, reports, and role-play exercises stress analysis of world problems, alternative futures, and action strategies. In part IV, post-seminar plans and an in-depth evaluation of the seminar are conducted. The reading list includes books such as "Diet for a Small Planet" (Lappe, 1975), "Eat Your Heart Out" (Hightower, 1976), and "Food for People, Not for Profit" (Lerza and Jacobson, Eds., 1976). Appendices describe the principles underlying macro-analysis, course organization, ordering and organization of materials, and field visits and action projects. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agriculture, Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Class Activities, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Developing Nations, Extracurricular Activities, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Higher Education, Hunger, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Law, International Relations, Moral Values, Nutrition, Policy Formation, Political Attitudes, Political Influences, Seminars, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, World Problems
Transnational Academic Program, Institute for World Order, 1140 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036 ($2.50 paper copy)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for World Order, New York, NY.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 358-359; Page 90 has been removed due to internal copyright