ERIC Number: ED213656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Application of Knowledge in Comparative and International Education. Report of the Kent Conference on Comparative and International Education (1st, Kent, Ohio, May 14-16, 1980).
Eggertsen, Claude A.; And Others
The topics of discussion and eventual consensus at a conference of comparative and international educators are outlined. The area under consideration was whether the educators should commit themselves more fully to a concern for the uses to be made of their work, including a greater appreciation for the value of applied research, teaching, and service. The generalizations that led to a consensus favoring that view are listed. Thirty plans of action were formulated, based on the findings and recommendations of individuals, organizations, and commissions. The selected areas for the plans of action were: (1) cooperation with societies and agencies; (2) assistance to students; (3) establishment of centers for research; (4) support for curriculum development; and (5) sponsoring of studies for teacher education. It was recommended that institutions of higher education establish centers or offices to provide services for suggested efforts in international education. Also included are brief essays supporting the findings of the conference in such areas as public opinion and foreign affairs, illiteracy, the role of comparative educators, the scope of international education, and cross-cultural study program components. Appended is a list of the names and addresses of conference participants. (FG)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. Coll. of Education.