ERIC Number: ED203715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-29
The Role of NIE in Stimulating Research on International Education: Learning Issues, Testing, and Assessment.
Torney-Purta, Judith V.
One of ten studies commissioned to investigate research needs and to stimulate planning activities, this paper addresses its recommendations to the National Institute of Education (NIE), the National Assessment, and other agencies with potential capacity to conduct or facilitate research in international education. A major part of the paper is devoted to a review of existing research under the following topics: (1) concepts of nationality and feelings of nationalism; (2) descriptive and developmental studies of views of other nations; (3) student awareness of global problems and solutions, including war, human rights, world hunger, and international organizations; and (4) the effectiveness of international education programs, including the cultural dimension of language studies. It is found that the overall picture is one of useful fragments, and of a general failure to develop rigorous measures to compare learning paradigms or to provide an understanding of the ways in which students form ideas about global problems and become motivated to be part of their solution. As a result of this review, nine priority research activities and areas are identified, and ways of implementing them are suggested. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Attitude Measures, Cultural Education, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, International Studies, Learning Processes, Literature Reviews, Nationalism, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Research Needs, Second Language Programs, Student Motivation, Testing
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Council on Educational Research (NIE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a meeting of the National Council on Education Research (Washington, DC, April 29, 1981).