ERIC Number: ED340621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Touch the Future: An Agenda for Global Education in America.
American University president, Dr. Richard Berendzen, spoke to a global education audience about the state of U.S. education and its prospects for the future. In 1950, less than 6% of the gross national product was in foreign trade; in 1984, more than 25% was in foreign trade and growing. One job in six of U.S. production workers depends on international trade and 40% of U.S. farm crops are exported. One-third of U.S. corporate profits come from international activities. Financially, economically, socially, culturally, and politically, the United States is intertwined with the rest of the planet, now as never before, and this linkage is growing. Global education objectives to be achieved at the elementary secondary, and higher education levels are suggested. Several questions from the audience concerning global education and a variety of social problems, such as drugs and lack of motivation are included, as well as the responses given to these questions. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rodale International, Emmaus, PA.; InterAction, New York, NY.