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ERIC Number: EJ1145843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Rallying around the Children of the World
Morris, Donald N.
Childhood Education, v93 n3 p264-268 2017
"Rallying around the children of the world" gives global dimensions to the goal of nurturing humaneness. As the expression is used [here], it means coming together for the common purpose of supporting the basic rights of all children. It means, too, helping children develop within themselves a sense of interdependent responsibility with their peers the world around. In view of the long-held commitment of the Association for Childhood Education International to the welfare of children and to wider recognition of their individual dignity and human rights throughout the global community, this theme is most appropriate. Vitally important as it may be to embrace these broad commitments, educators need to remember that the "children of the world" are much more than some large, faceless, statistical segment of the world's population. They are individual, living, growing, becoming human personalities. And however important the development of a global perspective from which to view interrelated needs and increasingly interdependent problems, educators have to keep always in mind that each child in the world is part of some local community within the larger global community. This article contains excerpts reprinted from "Childhood Education" v53 n5 1977. In this 2017 version of the article, Donald Morris proposes that education must have an internationally common purpose: teaching interdependent responsibility, and provides curriculum suggestions which might prove useful for development of the concepts of global interdependence and peace. [Excerpts from this article are reprinted from "Childhood Education" v53 n5 1977 in celebration of "Childhood Education's" 125 year anniversary. To view the original article in ERIC, see EJ157335.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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