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ERIC Number: ED340674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 14
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Implementing Global Education in the Elementary School: Getting Teachers beyond Lists of Goals.
Wright, Audrey E.; Van Decar, Patricia
Four groups of midwestern teachers (N=103) enrolled in graduate courses in elementary curriculum and comparative education were asked to register their degree of support for a list of goals of global education. Most teachers registered support for the goals but had little to offer in the way of implementation of the goals in their own classrooms. A process was initiated with these inservice teachers to: get teachers to value global education and incorporate it into classroom time when possible; and give teachers confidence in their ability to teach with a global approach, to select materials for understanding other cultures, and to identify opportunities to infuse a global perspective into the entire elementary curriculum. Steps in the process included: (1) finding out what the teachers were already doing; (2) identifying key features of their own culture(s); (3) imposing a structure on culture through categorization by economics, educational systems, family, religion, geography, cultural diversity, ethnic groups, political systems, and recreation; (4) extending conclusions to other cultures; (5) identifying global issues; and (6) identifying opportunities for interdisciplinary study. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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