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ERIC Number: ED245966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 14
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Global Education in America: Its Failures and Futures.
Kierstead, Fred; Bowman, Jim
Dichotomies that must be addressed if U.S schools are to succeed in globalizing studies and perspectives are examined and an alternative learning model is presented. The dichotomies are (1) teacher-centered vs. student-centered learning, (2) subject-centered vs. problem-centered learning, (3) disciplinary vs. interdisciplinary learning, (4) cognitive vs. affective learning, (5) time-sequenced dissemination vs. development learning, (6) situational vs. societal needs, and (7) vocational training vs. liberal education. The model for education, 1984-2000, substitutes learning centers for schools. There will be four types of centers: priority centers--from birth to age eight, community centers--replacing the high school, national centers, and global centers. The latter two will replace the college and university. Emphasis will be on analyzing problems at the community, national, and global levels; an interdisciplinary approach will be used. Television and computer networks will be used to transmit information to students. Educators will serve as change agents through the facilitation of problem-solving groups and will produce most of the information for the media. (RM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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