ERIC Number: ED389634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Increasing Student Awareness of Global and Future Issues through a Secondary Level Mini-Course.
Decker, Dianna K.
This study examines the problem of high school students as future leaders entering the adult world unprepared in the areas of global and international issues. The study was conducted with 145 students, teachers, and administrators in a private high school with university affiliations in a large suburban area. Eventually two students became the central focus for the stated practicum outcomes. The goal was to increase student awareness of critical global and future issues that would lead to an appreciation for the interdependency among nations and raise tolerance levels for differences in others. A mini-course in global studies was designed based on global issues least addressed in the school. Telecommunications were established to link students to other students around the world to enable group discussions and project exchanges for students. Electronic mail, study kits, simulated role playing, and current topics of global consequence were used to instruct students on world trade, world hunger, international business, environmental protection, energy, and nuclear proliferation. The results showed an increase of student awareness of global issues and students were motivated by using telecommunications as a part of the mini-course requirement. Appendixes include the student questionnaires, student quiz, and computer ethics and security agreement. Contains 23 references. (EH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.