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ERIC Number: ED240000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-5
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Efforts in Pre-Collegiate Global Perspectives Education: An Analytical Review.
Woyach, Robert B.
Curriculum change in global education can be described in terms of three broad approaches. The infusion approach argues that global perspective goals can be included within the existing curriculum without sacrificing the existing goals of that curriculum. The world-centered school approach supports a broad implementation which recognizes both the curricular and extra-curricular aspects of schools as learning communities. The third approach, the world studies course, seeks to design a single course around the concepts and goals of global education. Because global educators are forced to use these different approaches to introduce change, the goals of global education--conceiving of the world as a global system, state-of-the-planet awareness, awareness of choices and opportunities for actions, cultural awareness, and perspective consciousness--are segmented. Curriculum change efforts need to be based on some image of the future which embodies all the segments of global perspectives. An integrated image of the global perspective goals and their place within the overall curriculum can provide a benchmark against which progress can be assessed. In future efforts, attention also needs to be paid to the developmental aspects of global perspectives education. (RM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper prepared for the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (24th, Mexico City, Mexico, April 5, 1983).