ERIC Number: ED215939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Getting Started in Global Education: A Primer for Principals and Teachers.
Collins, H. Thomas; Zakariya, Sally Banks
The articles and background information in this publication will be useful to K-12 principals and teachers interested in starting a global education program. The material presented is drawn from a variety of sources, including "Principals," the journal of the National Association of Elementary School Principals, from which a number of articles included are reprinted. Goals and objectives in global education are discussed and outlined. The need for a global perspective on citizenship is presented. What research says about where to teach global education is examined. For example, research strongly suggests that schools should begin emphasizing a global perspective during the elementary school years. Also, recent research asserts that the period from age 7 to 12 is optimal both for education directed toward attitudinal objectives and for openness about the world. One article answers some commonly asked questions about global education--e.g. How can I tell if what we're doing now is global education?, and Doesn't global education mean increased costs? Position statements on global education from educational organizations are provided in another article. The publication concludes with a bibliography of resource materials in global education. (RM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Position Papers, Professional Associations, Research Utilization, Resource Materials, Social Studies
National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Arlington, VA.