ERIC Number: ED261102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Education for a World in Change: A Report. Intercom 96-97.
King, David C.
This report offers an agenda for developing educational approaches that provide a global perspective as a way of enhancing students' abilities to understand and cope with issues of social change. The report is divided into three parts. Part 1 argues for the necessity of a global perspective, with focus placed on the educational needs created by: the microcomputer; the emergence of a "global society"; growth in the employment of Americans in foreign posts; environmental and nuclear issues; the changing environment of the workplace; aging; and the decline of United States dominance within the world economy. Part 2 describes actions taken by various localities to initiate global education. Discussed in this section are: local initiatives and meeting local needs; textbooks and instructional materials; multicultural education programs and resources; a model program for mapping a school or community's ties to global networks; inservice programs; elementary school programs; State and Federal initiatives; and the role of professional organizations and other educational agencies. Finally, Part 3 addresses 20 commonly asked questions about the need for a global perspective in American education. (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Global Perspectives in Education, Inc., New York, NY.