ERIC Number: ED214833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Children and the World: A Global Education Curriculum Project for the Elementary School.
Skeel, Dorothy J.; And Others
A three-year global education curriculum project involved over 400 children in inner city, suburban, rural, large, and small elementary schools in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The purposes of the project were to present the concept of global education to principals as well as teachers and to provide a forum for developing ways to use global education in their classrooms. Inservice training, activities in the schools, and evaluation continued through the first two years (1978-1979) of the project. The third year stressed planning beyond the life of the project. Teachers participated in a series of four training workshop sessions and a follow-up consultant visit. They also incorporated a strong global education approach into their social studies classes. The evaluation design for the project employed log keeping, instrumentation which included pre- and posttests, and summative evaluation. Conclusions were: a global education program can have a positive effect on the way children view other nations and peoples, can successfully be integrated into existing social studies programs, and does not reduce a student's understanding of the United States. Also, teacher workshop activities provide a valuable impact. (The volume is divided into five parts: organization, curriculum framework for global perspective, training workshops, in the schools, and evaluation. Four appendices are included: a global education curriculum paper, a lesson plan format with sample lesson plans, an anecdotal observation record, and grade one curriculum). (NE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Education, Global Approach, Inservice Teacher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Lesson Plans, Program Descriptions, Social Studies, Workshops, World Problems
National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209 (free, limited supply).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Longview Foundation for Education in World Affairs and International Understanding, Accokeek, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Arlington, VA.