ERIC Number: ED168928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Report to the Council of Chief State School Officers. Proceedings of the Pinehurst Conference on Global Perspectives in Education for Chief State School Officers (Pinehurst, North Carolina, April 4-6, 1977).
Weatherford, Robert, Ed.
The Pinehurst Conference on Global Perspectives provided an opportunity to clarify many of the issues, objectives, and problems in global education programs in schools. The 34 conference participants included educators, federal government educational personnel, state departments of education representatives, and delegates from global and international education organizations. Among the issues discussed were objectives of education, role of global education in meeting educational objectives, relationship of global perspectives to domestic and international society, teaching and curriculum resources, community global study groups, contributions of foreign language and area studies to global perspectives, international educational exchange programs, global interdependence, and world problems. Conference speakers generally stressed that global interdependence should be included in the curriculum and that educators will be more effective in developing and implementing global education programs if they are committed to a global perspective. (DB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Concept Formation, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Human Dignity, Instructional Improvement, Productive Thinking, Social Change, Teaching Methods, Values, World Problems
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Note: Not available in hardcopy from EDRS due to small print type of original document