ERIC Number: ED309119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Longstreet, Wilma S., Ed.
Louisiana Social Studies Journal, v15 n1 Fall 1988
This issue contains an introduction ("The Promise and Perplexity of Globalism," by W. Longstreet) and seven articles dedicated to exploring the meaning of global education for today's schools. "Global Education: An Overview" (J. Becker) develops possible definitions, identifies objectives and skills, and addresses questions and issues in this area. "Toward a Coherent Curriculum for Global Education" (J. Becker) makes a case for improving and expanding the global dimensions of education due to the greater intermixing of peoples and cultures and the changing role of the United States in world affairs. "The Challenges Facing Global Education" (D. Metzger) identifies several barriers to the entry of global education into the social studies curriculum. "Is It a System? Building a Global Perspective in the Elementary and Middle Grades" (A. Angell) establishes the importance of systems thinking as an aid in helping students conceptualize the intricate web of relationships on the planet. "A Mock U.N. Game: Teaching Global Awareness" (J. Regenbogen) is a brief description of a mock U.N. "Global Peace Begins in Our Classrooms" (K. London) cites the importance of waging peace instead of war and through a discussion of the concepts of building for peace and instructional methods for teaching about peace shows how peace education can be instituted. "Revising the American Character: Perspectives on Global Education and Multicultural Education" (S. Fain) examines the role of multicultural education in the curriculum development process required for redefining the world view. (PPB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Louisiana Council for the Social Studies.