How Americans Think About International Education and Why It Matters

Bales, Susan Nall
November 2004
Phi Delta Kappan;Nov2004, Vol. 86 Issue 3, p206
States the U.S. public perception of international education is that it is a nonessential add-on to the traditional curriculum. The author's argument for reforming the education system and increasing student knowledge of the world; The role of educators and opinion leaders in creating a public vision for educational change; Reference to research projects at the FrameWorks Institute, Cultural Logic, and Public Knowledge; The pattern of thinking involved in the public's perception of education; How the school solutions frame and the knowledge gap frames in communication practices affect public understanding; The purpose of global education.


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