ERIC Number: ED368654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Education for America's Role in World Affairs.
Fonte, John, Ed.; Ryerson, Andre, Ed.
This collection of essays by leading policy analysts and educators investigate the often contradictory claims of global, peace, multicultural and citizenship education and examines what U.S. students should know about world affairs in the post-cold war era. The essays suggest methods of change based on a strong academic core of history, international relations, government, economics, and geography. After a foreword (Chester E. Finn, Jr.) and introduction (John Fonte; Andre Ryerson), the essays follow in this order: (1) "A Brief History of Pre-Collegiate Global and International Studies Education" (Andrew Smith); (2) "Global Education and Controversy: Some Observations" (Robert Fullinwider); (3) "Teaching about the World and Our Nation's Heritage: The Relationship between International Education and Education for American Citizenship" (John Fonte); (4) "Implications of the 'New Demographics' and the 'Information Explosion' for International Education" (Herbert London); (5) "International Education: The Search for Subject" (Gilbert T. Sewall); (6) "International Studies in the School Curriculum" (Diane Ravitch); (7) "Geography's Role in International Education" (Raymond English); (8) "China: Case-Study of Textbook Failures" (Andre Ryerson); and (9) "What American Students Should Know about the World" (Owen Harries). Following a conclusion by the editors, three extensive bibliographies provide information for critics and specialists in the field, for educators in international education, and for introducing the ERIC system of reference and retrieval. An addendum lists works not found in the other sections. (CK)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
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