ERIC Number: ED383604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Defining Our Role in a Changing World: What Is America, and What Do We Want It To Be? Library Reader 1995. Choices for the 21st Century Education Library Series.
Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Inst. for International Studies.
This reader provides background information for a public policy discussion program about the nation's future at this critical point in history. Through a non-partisan discussion format, citizens are encouraged to deliberate about the direction in which the nation should head in the years to come. This reader employs a multi-disciplinary approach and a humanities-centered methodology. The volume includes the following chapters: (1) "The End of the Cold War: Challenges of a New Era"; (2) "Considering Four Futures"; (3) "The Search for Peace in an Age of Conflict: Debating the U.S. Role"; (4) "U.S. Trade Policy: Competing in a Global Economy"; (5) "Global Environmental Problems: Implications for U.S. Policy"; (6) "Russia's Uncertain Transition: Challenges for U.S. Policy"; (7) "U.S. Immigration Policy in an Unsettled World"; and (8) "Charting Our Future: Balancing Priorities." A ballot for voting on the suggested course of action also is included, along with a participation evaluation form. (EH)
Descriptors: Economics, Foreign Culture, Foreign Policy, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Global Education, Higher Education, Intercultural Programs, Intergroup Relations, International Education, International Relations, International Trade, Peace, Politics, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; W. Alton Jones Foundation, Charlottesville, VA.
Authoring Institution: Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Inst. for International Studies.
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