ERIC Number: ED415131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Global and International Studies Education: Challenges, Culture, Connections.
Collins, H. Thomas; Czarra, Frederick R.; Smith, Andrew F.
Issues in Global Education, n135,136 June-July 1996
This special issue attempts to provide a summary of what scholars and educators have recommended that U.S. K-12 students study in the international dimension of education. These guidelines are not "standards" as the term is currently used by academic disciplines, but they can be used to validate local curriculum decisions and to assure that the international dimension receives attention. The three areas focused on include: (1) "Global Issues, Problems, and Challenges"; (2) "Culture and World Areas"; and (3) "The United States and the World: Global Connections." Within each area or theme the authors provide the rationale for studying the theme; "knowledge objectives," indicating what students should know and understand about the theme, a list of "skills objectives," that students need in order to understand the issues encompassed by the theme, and "participation objectives," that indicate what actions students should be able to take in relation to the challenges addressed by the themes. (EH)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Education, International Education, International Relations, International Studies, Social Studies, Standards
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Forum for Global Education, New York, NY.
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