ERIC Number: ED233957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Global Perspectives: Syllabi and Modules for University Courses.
Sylwester, Harold J., Ed.
Written by university professors attending a summer institute, these course syllabi and modules on global perspectives are intended to be integrated into teacher education programs. Following an introductory article, which discusses what is involved in global education, there are 12 syllabi, some of which are accompanied by a sample teaching lesson or module. Course topics include the following: educating toward a global perspective; ethnic and cultural awareness; comparative education; culture and education; social and cultural influences on education; multicultural education for the elementary teacher; reading and the culturally different child; a geographic approach to global perspectives; global habitat; and global comparisons of world civilizations since 1500. The sample teaching lessons treat many topics such as learning about other cultures through literature, sources of prejudice, how folktales are a reflection of culture, and the future on film. Each syllabus contains information concerning the purpose of the course, objectives, and course structure and organization. One-third of the publication consists of a bibliography. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Guides, Ethnic Studies, Geography Instruction, Global Approach, Higher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Multicultural Education, Reading Instruction, Social Influences, Social Studies, Summer Programs, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Education, Units of Study, Values Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Central Missouri State Univ., Warrensburg.