ERIC Number: ED370884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Focus on Lifespace Awareness for Effective 21st Century Living in the Global Community.
Peters, Richard O.
This document suggests that efforts must be made, within the context of social studies curricula, to help children and youth perceive and interact with distant phenomena, either real or simulated interaction, so that they begin to understand the complexity and importance of the total global lifespace environment upon them both singularly and collectively. Each person is a citizen of family, neighborhood, community, regional, state, national, and an international collection of diverse social and cultural groups. In order to successfully assume the mantle of citizenship responsibility at each of these levels, individuals must demonstrate and understanding of : (1) contemporary conflicts, issues, problems, and situations that have a direct impact upon our daily lives; (2) personalities and groups or organizations that impact our lives and effect our well-being; (3) cultural, economic, political, and social conditions that influence the quality of life; (4) historical events, movements, and courses of action that impact contemporary life; and (5) diverse points of view, opinions, and position statements regarding conflicts, issues, problems, and situations. This document lists approaches and methods that can be used int he classroom and at field based sites to affect attitudinal, behavioral, intellectual, perceptual, and citizenship skills development of students. Charts and diagrams illustrate many of the concepts. (DK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Global Horizons, The Center for Applied Ecosocial Studies, Plaistow, NH.