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Clavner, Jerry B. – 1979
Instructors of courses in mass society, culture, and communication start out facing three types of difficulties: the historical orientation of learning, the parochialism of various disciplines, and negative intellectually elitist attitudes toward mass culture/media. Added to these problems is the fact that many instructors have little or no…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Community Colleges, Course Content, Course Descriptions
Pucinski, Roman – 1978
Studies mandated to the National Institute of Education (NIE) by the Vocational Education Amendments of 1976 can provide an on-going assessment of vocational education's success in meeting changing needs of the states and nation. They can provide new concepts to help meet vocational education's goals in eight ways. These are (1) clarifying who has…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Planning
Assimopoulos, Nadia; Belanger, Charles H. – 1978
Interdisciplinary policies and practices at the University of Montreal were studied to determine their effectiveness. The three study objectives were to: (1) determine the magnitude of the range set up by the department degree structure to give student majors an opportunity to take courses outside their basic discipline; (2) assess the degree of…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Students, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design
Brockett, Charles – 1978
To establish an objective conception of human rights, one must first identify basic needs intrinsic to all people and then determine whether these needs are or can be hierarchically ordered. Many scholars have conducted research on the concept of human needs, particularly in the area of human rights. Among these scholars are Abraham H. Maslow…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Cultural Influences, Global Approach, Human Dignity
Pan, Daphne Yuen – 1997
The Desire, Ability, Means, and Need (DAMN) Cycle is a useful paradigm for understanding the lifelong learning framework in Singapore. The cycle suggests that, for learning to occur, students must have a desire and an ability to learn, including inquiring minds and higher order process skills; the means must be provided through a well-defined…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs
Farmer, Edward L. – 2000
This paper wrestles with some of the problems of Eurocentrism that must be confronted in teaching world history. Alert to the problem of perspective, the paper focuses on teaching strategies and not on theoretical justifications for personal opinions. The paper addresses the concepts of Western civilization and a modern world. It discusses five…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education
Arenas, Alberto – 1999
The current educational emphasis on the "global community" misses the most immediate and concrete area where students can make a difference: the locality. Without negating the importance of having a sense of responsibility toward the global community, a pedagogy of place argues that children cannot comprehend, much less feel a commitment…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Community Development, Cultural Education, Ecology
Hugenberg, Lawrence W.; And Others – 1994
This paper deals with how to train employees in transnational companies to be more "global" in their understanding and awareness of different cultures. The paper defines as "target culture" where the employee or his family will be working and considers as a confounding variable in the international marketplace the role to be…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Females
Patrick, John J. – 1989
There is no need to create a new curriculum in heritage education. Rather, there is an imperative to use the existing curriculum more effectively, to infuse it with the best content on U.S. history and culture, including models of the built environment that embody and reflect the values, aspirations, and achievements of preceding generations.…
Descriptors: Anti Intellectualism, Cultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Elitism
Dilworth, Mary E., Ed. – 1992
The increasing racial and ethnic diversity of classrooms in the United States presents a significant challenge to the next generation of teachers and to those responsible for their training. This book explains the steps teacher educators and policymakers must take in order to prepare a teaching force that is both culturally diverse and culturally…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Black Students, Black Teachers, Cross Cultural Training
Schilling, Donald G. – 1981
The paper discusses the choice of world history as a foundation course in the liberal arts college at Denison University, Ohio. It discusses why world history was chosen as a required course over the standard, introductory course, Western Civilization, compulsory in the 1960s. It also describes the kind and design of the world history course…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Core Curriculum, Course Content, Course Descriptions
Meeks, Philip – 1981
This paper examines ways in which interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary analysis of global policy studies can increase understanding of complex global problems. Until recently, social science has been the discipline most often turned to for techniques and methodology to analyze social problems and behaviors. However, because social science…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach, Policy, Research Methodology
Indian Adult Education Association, New Delhi. – 1980
This publication contains the proceedings of a conference held to discuss adult education and the National Adult Education Programme (NAEP) in India. Four major addresses are included in the booklet, along with references to other speeches, group discussion reports, resolutions, and recommendations. Inaugurating the conference, Shri J.J. Kidwai…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Economic Development, Educational Development
Commission of Professors of Adult Education. – 1987
These proceedings contain presentations and other materials from a conference that focused on the past, present, and future of graduate study in adult education. They begin with the first General Session, a dialogue consisting of reflections on the genesis of graduate study in adult education in North America by Cyril Houle, Malcolm Knowles, and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Conference Proceedings, Distance Education
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