ERIC Number: ED259961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug-1
Reference Count: 0
World History Teaching Conference (Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 12-14, 1982). Corrected Edition.
Dixon, Joe C., Ed.; Martin, Neil D., Ed.
Proceedings of a conference held to discuss the problems of teaching world history are reported. Eight papers are presented. The first four address the issue of world history as an academic discipline. In "The World History Survey Course" William McNeill argues that major curriculum changes take place in this country only when sound pedagogical reasons for such changes are reinforced by strong administrative reasons. Following this, Howard Mehlinger, in "World History in Secondary Education," addresses problems of teacher training, course purpose, and student acceptance. The third and fourth papers--"World History since Toynbee: The Emergence of Macrohistory" (H. Loring White) and "In Defense of World History" (Alan Wood)--discuss the intellectual origins of world history and explain some of the intellectual hostility toward world history as a field of study. The last four papers deal with how to organize a course in world history. They include: "Approaches to Teaching World History" (Ross Dunn); "Introductory History as Topical Inquiry" (Kevin Reilly); "Modernization as an Organizing Principle for World History" (Cyril E. Black); and "Global History, Modernization, and the World-System Approach: A Critique" (Craig A. Lockard). Included as appendices is the official report on the conference and a report on the founding of the World History Association, both written by Kevin Reilly. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Educational Change, Educational History, Global Approach, Higher Education, History Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Intellectual Disciplines, Modernization, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, World History
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO.
Note: For related documents, see SO 016 507-509. Proceedings of the World History Teaching Conference (Colorado Springs, CO, May 12-14, 1982), co-sponsored by the American Historical Association.