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ERIC Number: ED313295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
A Research Agenda for the Study of Global/International Education in the United States.
Torney-Purta, Judith
Course offerings with an international focus have expanded rapidly in secondary schools in the United States in the last decade, and research is needed to explore how global and international education goals may be achieved. Four models for organizing the research agenda are presented: (1) organization around a study of influences upon global and international education and the contexts in which it takes place; (2) centering around three ideas that are central in the Alliance for Education in Global and International Education (AEGIS) statement of goals--perspective taking, conflict resolution, and perceptions of multiple influences; (3) organization around a model to examine the AEGIS goals related to generalized cognitive abilities; and (4) organization around conceptualizations from cognitive psychology to focus on the cognitive structures specific to the domain of international studies. High quality graduate dissertations have a role to play in carrying forward research agendas such as these. Those who conduct research in this field might consider how to disseminate their findings more widely both to the general public and to those decision makers who have an impact on research policy and funding. The charter and statement of goals and values for AEGIS, two schematic figures, and 28 references are included. (PPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (70th, San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).