ERIC Number: ED354206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May-4
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Global Education: Educating for Our Common Future.
Randall, Ruth E.
Minnesota plays an integral role in the worldwide increase in the exchange of goods, services, and ideas. It is imperative that the state's citizens be able to relate to an increasingly interrelated world and to gain the skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to participate intelligently in such exchanges. Educating to these ends is essential. International/global education is the carefully designed elementary and secondary program that helps students develop in such a way as to contribute effectively to an interdependent world. Students must learn a sense of responsibility for the needs of all people and a commitment to the just and peaceful resolution of global issues. Minnesota's global education efforts seek to enable citizens to participate more actively at local, state, national, and international levels. The task of global education becomes more difficult each year, as technological developments yield an ever expanding profusion of data and problems. The survival of "Spaceship Earth" and the quality of life of its inhabitants will depend on the extent to which young people develop the ability to think, feel, and act from a global perspective. Teachers can instill in students an appreciation of the global nature of issues that affect their lives and the interrelationships that bind them to other regions and peoples. Educators must prepare the young to meet the responsibilities and demands of an interdependent and complex world. (LBG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota