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ERIC Number: ED203719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-29
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Dissemination Issues in International Studies.
Becker, James
One of 10 studies commissioned to investigate research needs and to stimulate planning activities, this paper conceives the notion of dissemination in international studies as applied to the education of citizens as well as to the ways in which international studies are taught, learned, and administered in formal educational settings. The paper argues that efforts to find appropriate educational responses to the new U.S. position in the world have stimulated widespread interest in international studies and have changed the nature of the field. International studies today is likely to rely on the notion of global perspective. The paper cites the objectives of such an approach, then looks at the relationship between educational research and educational practice in this regard, and focuses on dissemination of new knowledge about international studies as a major unmet need of classroom practitioners at all levels. Four areas in which improved dissemination is necessary are: (1) questions and analyses of definitions, goals, and objectives of international studies; (2) roles of accrediting agencies, associations, publishers, school boards, state legislatures, and parents; (3) knowledge concerning the most effective modes of cooperation; and (4) relationships between federal efforts and state and local initiatives. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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).