ERIC Number: ED296951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May-16
Reference Count: N/A
Mapping the Common Ground.
Finn, Chester E., Jr.
U.S. economic and national security are linked to the quality of teaching and learning within the educational system. There is a need to improve the nation's ability to develop students who possess the capacities for responsible citizenship, vocational competence, and intellectual and social growth in a diverse and complex world. U.S. citizens should be internationally competent, literate, and aware of other cultures, societies, and political systems. Competence levels must increase in foreign languages, history, geography, civics, literature, science, reading, and writing. Cross-national studies indicate U.S. students lag behind students from other countries in competency levels in these subjects. Global education is necessary and should focus on fundamental differences among societies and governments and should highlight values, beliefs, and principles that underlie those differences. International education should also enhance and strengthen students' commitments to the United States and its values and principles. (JHP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented by the Assistant Secretary of Education at the Meeting of the American Forum on Education and International Competence (St. Louis, MO, May 16, 1988).