ERIC Number: ED205431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
An Integrated Approach to Global Education.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Curriculum Services.
This document suggests how social studies classroom teachers on the high school level can use a concept approach to structure global studies programs. Global studies is interpreted to include a focus on the individual's search for meaning in various cultures as well as the more traditional study of world cultures. A major objective of the approach is to motivate students by introducing them to global studies through concepts which are already part of their understanding and then by developing and expanding these concepts across space and through time. Emphasis throughout the document is on universal concerns such as housing and employment, on positive actions people have taken to cope with their world and improve the quality of their lives, and on perspectives contributed by various intellectual disciplines toward understanding the human condition. Specific concepts around which the global studies concept approach is organized include heritage and change (social organization, environment, communication, the arts); power and conflict resolution (laws, imperialism, political processes, governmental structure); and interdependence and human rights (religion, philosophy, education, economic organization). The document includes a description of objectives, and explanation of each concept, and a list of sub-concepts related to each major concept. (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Curriculum Services.