ERIC Number: ED233004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-12
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Education and Spaceship Earth.
Raack, Marilyn; Bixler, James
The analogy of "Spaceship Earth" is used to suggest the necessary elements of a teacher education program that is future-oriented and that can be effective in changing and maintaining desired attitudes and behavior, particularly in relation to dealing with significant global issues and processes. Rationales are provided for a global education content-base for teacher education, as well as for analyses of values, and their consequences as a basis for commitments to action. Principles underlying the development of such a program are presented with references to research-based support. A description is given of an elementary teacher education program along these lines, carried out in schools in the San Francisco Unified School District (California). A discussion is presented of the limitations and advantages of the program as it was carried out. Necessary changes for future implementation of such programs, as well as related research questions needing investigation, are suggested. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (30th, Washington, DC, July 11-15, 1983).