ERIC Number: ED265109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Global Studies in Elementary and Early Childhood Education.
Overly, Norman V.
The amount of attention given to global studies in early childhood and elementary settings is very limited. There appears to be a marked division in the thinking of educators over the advisability of providing any formal instruction in or about global studies at this level. Teacher preparation programs are confronted by the challenge of unformed or ill-formed global consciousness among faculty as well as among their students. A part of the problem is lack of any expectation that early childhood and elementary teachers should attain any significant level of sophistication in learning whether it is science, mathematics, or the complexities of international understandings. Impediments to introducing a global approach to the preservice education of elementary school teachers are discussed and suggestions are made for a cumulative and realistic curriculum for teacher education programs implementing global awareness studies into their programs. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper commissioned by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education for the Guidelines for International Teacher Education Project. For related documents, see SP 026 860-872 and SP 026 874.