ERIC Number: ED235086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Educating for World Cooperation.
Berman, Louise M.; Miel, Alice
This booklet presents a variety of perspectives on educating for world cooperation. Section 1 discusses major world problems and calls for the reorientation of education as a potential solution. Section 2 deals with the design of such a reorientation and offers three approaches to teaching and curriculum development--knowing, being, and doing. In section 3, five suggestions are given to illustrate how the three approaches to teaching and curriculum development might be applied. The suggestions are to have students analyze textbooks and nonprint materials, deal with conflict, understand metaphors, make use of anthropology and ethnography, and participate in cross-cultural experiences. Following this, a number of student activities are given. Students can enlarge their life-span, arrange for exchange with a "sister" school in another country, explore language, investigate foreign customs and traditions, compare forms of government and world religions, learn about the world's great documents, study the world economy, attack a global problem, and prepare a catalog of world cooperation agencies. In section 4, starting points are suggested for creating a richer school agenda. The final section presents an annotated bibliography of 35 books and articles dated from 1957-1982. (LH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Anthropology, Conflict Resolution, Cooperation, Cultural Exchange, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnography, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, International Relations, Metaphors, Social Problems, Textbook Evaluation, World Problems
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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