ERIC Number: ED315361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide for Integrating Global Education across the Curriculum.
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
The Iowa State Board of Education mandated the teaching of global education across the curriculum, effective July 1, 1989. This guide is intended to point the way for school districts developing their own models of global education defined as an approach to learning that promotes greater understanding of the world as an interconnected aggregate of human and natural systems. These systems operate within a single planetary life-support system on which the destiny of all humankind depends. The purpose of global education is to promote long-term human survival by developing greater respect for and cooperation between fellow human beings and greater concern for the environment on which all people depend for their very existence. A rationale for global education is offered, and suggests that content be structured around five basic themes: (1) global interdependence; (2) human resources, values, and culture; (3) the global environment and natural resources; (4) global peace and conflict management; and (5) change and alternative futures. Broad goals derived from these five basic themes are presented. Checklists for identifying elements of these themes that a school system may already include in its curriculum are provided. Examples of how global perspectives can be infused at every grade level and in every subject area are given. The concluding chapter lists 63 printed resources for global education and 16 organizations and resource centers. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa