ERIC Number: ED365577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
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The Development and Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Global Education Program at Seacrest Country Day School.
Powell, Lynne M.
This report describes the process used by a fully accredited private school (Sea Crest County Day School, Florida) of prekindergarten through grade eight to develop and implement an interdisciplinary global education program. Areas of need that were addressed included: differences in definition of the concept by the teachers, inconsistencies in the scope and areas of the curriculum where global concepts were addressed, teacher concerns about adding more to an already full curriculum, teacher concerns over lack of student knowledge about global concepts, and student reluctance to participate in community service projects. Intervention strategies included: inservice workshops for teachers; workshops for parents; development of a definition, philosophy, goals, objectives, and curriculum for a global education program; development of a catalog of local, national, and international resources and opportunities for global education; and a schoolwide implementation of the program. Global education became a central theme in the school environment. Parents and members of the community became actively involved in the program, and the community became a learning laboratory for the students. The paper is divided into seven chapters: (1) Problem statement and community background; (2) Problem definition and evidence; (3) Influence in the problem context bearing on solutions and outcomes; (4) Problem conceptualization, solution strategy, and project outcomes; (5) Implementation history; (6) Evaluation of results and process; and (7) Decisions on future of intervention. (DK)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
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