ERIC Number: ED171623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Implementation Guide: School Improvement through Global Education.
Kinghorn, Jon Rye
To aid high school classroom teachers as they develop and implement programs on global issues, the workbook presents suggestions on program procedures and on tailoring global education programs to meet individual school needs. The workbook begins by exploring global interdependence and stressing that major reasons for offering global education programs include: helping students prepare for life in the 21st century, exposing students to people and things to which they are not accustomed, and helping students recognize the value of different opinions. A major objective is to increase cooperative attitudes in the classroom as well as in relation to world affairs. Another section explains how teachers can review various types of global education programs (for example, those based on places and events, cultures, actors and interactors, and/or issues) to determine which emphases will contribute most to the program for their school. Also discussed are general process objectives which should be incorporated into all global education programs. These objectives include that the school district should approve the program, the staff should make decisions collectively, the program should be interdisciplinary, and students and teachers should work together to plan, implement, and evaluate the program. A final section outlines and explains how to elaborate on process objectives in areas of staff and administrative adoption/approval, school commitments and responsibilities, curriculum, and evaluation. (DB)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Definitions, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Learning Activities, Peace, Program Development, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Teaching Guides, Values, World Problems
Charles F. Kettering Foundation, 5335 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45429 (free)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Boulder, CO.; Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Dayton, OH.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 717-718 ; Parts may be marginally legible due to colored background