TITLE

Getting Global Education Going

AUTHOR(S)
Rorke, John
PUB. DATE
October 1983
SOURCE
Education Digest;Oct1983, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on global education in the U.S. Since the present educational system in the U.S. was established, the world has grown to become more interdependent economically, politically, and socially. Many students know that the skills they learn prepare them to move from one institution to another and eventually to get a very specialized job, easily threatened with obsolescence. Growing numbers of independent schools want their students to learn about the world's increasing interdependence, just as international education or global education has achieved legitimacy within the complex structure of American schools and colleges. Change occurs slowly in such institutions, and so they need to recognize the work of other sectors of American education that support global education if they are to avoid being isolated in the past or going over old ground. The call for global education is more a plea for a framework that will enable students to grasp the complexities of a world not made comprehensible by the present system of ordering knowledge. Perhaps education for global perspective is a clearer term for describing the needed shift. In any case, understanding this ambiguity and being willing to press ahead in spite of it are the critical elements in effecting significant curricular change.
ACCESSION #
18672259

 

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