ERIC Number: ED351885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Education for International Understanding: Assessment of Student and Institutional Performance and Identification of Obstacles in Exemplary Programs.
Morehouse, Ward; Collins, H. Thomas
A study was undertaken in 1981-83 to document the nature and extent of international studies and global awareness programs in elementary and secondary schools in the United States. The study involved a national survey of 1,300 principals in which the administrators were asked to identify the most pressing needs and obstacles to program implementation. Needs cited included a clear, written definition of global education and lists of educational objectives appropriate for various grade levels. The obstacles mentioned included insufficient time to cover present priorities, competing higher priorities, and lack of adequate funding. The majority felt teachers were not adequately prepared to deal with global education. Respondents expressed little awareness of organizations with resources to assist them in program development. The study's final report includes a summary of program activities, a summary of project methodology and findings, a tabulation of questionnaire responses and program characteristics, a copy of the questionnaire used in the survey, a draft of the handbook of exemplary programs resulting from the study, and a more detailed report on the survey's methodology. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council on International and Public Affairs, New York, NY.