ERIC Number: ED197601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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New Opportunities for Interprofessional Cooperation.
Abramowitz, Norman; Ferguson, Henry
The historical development of education in the United States has favored the compartmentalization of studies over a global approach. Apart from a few encouraging developments, international studies is in a state of neglect. The universities have helped to remedy this situation through inservice programs, while the formation of consortia among colleges has permitted the development of multidisciplinary international programs. The efforts of professional organizations such as ACTFL and NCSS to marshal public opinion have been crowned by the report of the President's Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies. Still, one can only point to relatively few international programs in the schools. Professionals can now focus on working with the community, reaching citizens, and building academic ties. Domains of education that are susceptible to efforts to augment interprofessional cooperation include teacher education, teacher foreign language competency, bilingual education, model programs, and basic competencies. The international studies profession may be restructured within a framework of professional visibility, international awareness in the community, reforms of the international studies infrastructure, and changes in curriculum and method. (JB)
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Global Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Studies, Professional Associations
Not available separately; see FL 012 044.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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