ERIC Number: ED340904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-18
The Global Imperative: Rethinking the Economy, the Environment, and Education.
Lukensmeyer, Carolyn J.
The global imperative is acting on the reality that people's survival, the planet's existence, and the quality of humanity requires change in the relationship between economic development and environmental redevelopment. The destructive patterns of shortsighted global economic development warrant rethinking of the link between the economy and the environment. Educators, who hold the key to competition within the global marketplace, should institutionalize the global imperative by exploring critical aspects of building a high quality work force through competency-based education and training. New ways to think about education and training allow educators to teach global citizenship within the context of global economic development. In building a curriculum for responsible global citizenship, four approaches should be examined: all economic development has environmental consequences; an economic system must generate surpluses and technical knowledge; a political system that secures effective participative decision making should be nurtured; and a production system that preserves the ecological base for development should be fostered. (NLA)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Competency Based Education, Competition, Ecological Factors, Economic Development, Environmental Influences, Global Approach, Information Utilization, Labor Force Development, Linking Agents, Participative Decision Making, Quality of Life, Scientific and Technical Information, Teacher Influence, Technology Transfer
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Mid-America Competency-Based Education Conference (Columbus, OH, June 18, 1991).