ERIC Number: ED261831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Student Sensitivity about Interlocking Dependency in Natural/Social Global Environments: Eco/Social Studies in Rural Schools.
The purpose of global education is to develop in youth the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to live effectively in a world possessing limited natural resources and characterized by ethnic diversity, cultural pluralism, and increasing interdependence. Although it is difficult for rural students to develop a global perspective because of their isolation from the cultures and instructional resources of metropolitan areas, many strategies for global education can be employed by rural schools. Teachers can use audiovisual and print materials that expand students' awareness of diverse social and natural environments. They can participate in summer global travel programs such as those sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies. Students can write to pen pals in foreign lands, exchanging ways-of-life information. Guest speakers can share their experiences of different cultures. Rural schools can seek out corporate sponsorship for student travel including field trips to community resources as well as travel to foreign countries. Global education activities, such as those suggested by the Humans and Environment Learning Program (HELP), can be integrated into the existing curriculum for science, social studies, and foreign languages. Selected resource materials for global education are appended along with names and addresses of 16 organizations concerned with global issues. (JHZ)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Global Horizons, The Center for Applied Ecosocial Studies, Plaistow, NH.