ERIC Number: ED310017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Through Other Eyes.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
An international perspective is the new reality for all U.S. interests, including education, and it was on the basis of this belief that the Education Commission of the States (ECS) held the joint conference with the Australian Education Council (AEC) reported in this document. An initial section called "Points to Ponder" raises questions as to why U.S. educators do things the way they do and what they might conclude about U.S. education through participation in international exchange. The next section, "Common Themes," points out that Australian and U.S. educators share mutual interests, pursue similar goals, and face similar obstacles. However, vast differences in political structure, practice, and behavior limit true understanding and make it difficult to implement in one country what appears to work well in another. The section called "Shared Visions" delineates three broad agenda items for education that conference participants agreed each country must find its own ways and means of addressing. Quotes from various participants are included under the heading, "What Did We Learn about Ourselves?" and this is followed by "Afterthoughts from an American Delegate," which contains observations of one U.S. delegate who remained after the conference to visit public schools and a university. An evaluation of the U.S. delegates performance is contained in a concluding section called "Nature of Meetings." Ten supplemental materials of interest follow the report. These include newspaper clippings, press releases from the chairman of AEC, journal articles, and a report on follow-up activities between AEC and ECS. (JB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication, International Cooperation, International Education
ECS Distribution Center, 1860 Lincoln, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80295 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea