ERIC Number: ED269315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Global Economics in the Secondary Curriculum.
Draayer, Gerald F.
Global education emphasizes interconnectedness and interdependence of various peoples and cultures around the world. Global economics, a subset of global education, involves international trade, international progress, international finance and financial organizations, development, progress, comparative economic systems, multinational corporations, and the place of trade in a nation's economy and the economy of the world. In general, global education, has had slight influence on secondary school curricula and teaching practices, because it does not reflect dominant viewpoints, does not respond to perceived needs, and does not appear to be balanced in treatment of controversial topics or issues. Global economics can be treated in ways that overcome these general objections and thereby gain acceptance in secondary schools. There should be an emphasis on teaching basic concepts of economics in a global context. In particular, democratic capitalism should be compared to other types of economic systems and highlighted as a progressive global force. Teaching strategies should focus on case studies that emphasize basic economic principles at work in the lives of people involved in economic changes of a particular country or in global communities. The goal is to help students more fully understand global economic forces so that they can deal more effectively with challenges of the modern world. A four-page bibliography concludes the report. (JP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foundation for Teaching Economics, San Francisco, CA.