ERIC Number: ED199121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
What Priority for "Global Education". An NSBA Survey of School Board Members and School Superintendents.
Mecklenburger, James A.
Results of a nationwide survey of school board members and superintendents indicate that although most districts approve of global education, other priorities are seen as more pressing. Responses were received by 215 school board presidents and 833 superintendents, for a total sample of 1,048. Participants were questioned about general educational trends and priorities before being questioned about global education specifically. The respondents preferred an emphasis on career, family, and consumer education. They believed that curriculum expansion should occur in vocational, industrial, economic, and basic education. Areas of least interest, and financial support included bilingual education, foreign language, field trips, and student exchange programs. On questions concerning global education specifically, 60% indicated that global education is an important issue and 80% suggested that it is an approach that school boards need to know more about. Impediments to global education were identified as concerns for the basics, higher priorities, funding, and lack of teacher preparation. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Longview Foundation for Education in World Affairs and International Understanding, Accokeek, MD.
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.