ERIC Number: ED337404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Global Change and American Citizenship Education: The Vital Role of History.
Tucker, Jan L.
U.S. citizenship education should be linked with international educational efforts so that students may learn to understand the array of complex changes that have been and are taking place throughout the world. For too long U.S. educators have been content to perpetuate a social studies curriculum that examines the United States separately from its relationship to the rest of the world. A global perspective on historical scholarship for U.S. citizenship education is sorely needed. The study of U.S. historical events in the context of world affairs will help students to understand the interconnected relationship that the United States is destined to have in the contemporary international order. A 36-item reference list. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Economic Change, Educational Change, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, History Instruction, International Education, International Relations, Political Influences, Role of Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Social Change, Social Studies, World Affairs, World History
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meetingg of the Social Science Education Consortium (Evanston, IL, June 21-23, 1990).