ERIC Number: ED242633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Global Citizenship Concept: Preparing Students for International Cooperation and Diverse Cultural Experiencing through a Continuous-Integrated-Sequential Program of Awareness and Exposure to the Global Human Community (The Student). (The Teacher).
A global approach to citizenship education, the Human and Environmental Learning Program (HELP), is presented in two sections--one emphasizing the student and the other the teacher. The philosophy and rationale for the program, which integrates environmental education, global studies, and social studies, are outlined. The objective is to expose students to global problems and future crises. Instructional strategies recommended for such a course include audiovisual materials, cultural studies, current events, field trips, guest speakers, and experiential learning. A sample unit on global environments/pollution is presented, including a list of 7 activities using a variety of the instructional strategies outlined earlier. A discussion of the role of the teacher follows. The importance of the teacher's knowledge of environmental education, cultural studies, and historical timeliness is emphasized, as is the need for continuing professional education to insure these teacher competencies. A list of resources and summary remarks concludes the paper. (LP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Humanistic Education, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Cooperation, Learning Activities, Program Descriptions, Sequential Approach, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, World Problems
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Global Horizons, The Center for Applied Ecosocial Studies, Plaistow, NH.