ERIC Number: ED174529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Possibilities for International/Global Education. A Report.
Hanvey, Robert G.
To provide an overview of objectives, practices, and needs of international/global education programs in elementary and secondary schools, the report investigated four areas--successful international/global programs, curriculum opportunities, teacher commitment, and opportunities in non-school education. Information is based on approximately 150 unstructured telephone interviews with educators and consultants in social studies, foreign languages, and science; school administrators; journalists; museum directors; and personnel in state economic development agencies. The paper is presented in two major sections. Section I presents observations about current international/global education programs and outlines opportunities for program development. Major observations are that current programs are often directed by teachers in spite of local disinterest or hostility and are generally not of particular interest to parents and administrators. Opportunities for program improvement are seen in areas such as using audiovisual materials to increase student interest, encouraging teacher cooperation in developing a core curriculum in global studies, and promoting interdisciplinary studies with a global focus. Section II gives recommendations which include opening lines of communication between teachers, documenting international/global programs, sponsoring a national conference on international/global education, and developing international components of law-related and moral education. (DB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, International Education, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, School Surveys, Social Studies, Speeches, State of the Art Reviews, Student Attitudes, Student Interests, Teacher Attitudes, World Problems
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Global Perspectives in Education, Inc., New York, NY.; Institute of International Education, New York, NY.
Note: Paper presented at 1979 Conference on International Education: The Global Context: The U.S. Role (Washington, D.C., February 26-28, 1979)