Year of Publication

1984

Paper Type

Master's Thesis

College

College of Education and Human Services

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

Department

Education

First Advisor

Dr. Mary Sue Terrell

Second Advisor

Dr. Paul Eggen

Third Advisor

Dr. Royal Van Horn

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to develop a curriculum for global education appropriate for kindergarten children. A review of relevant literature provided concepts and themes that researchers consider essential components for inclusion in any global education program. Recommendations were made as to when and how the subject should be introduced in the classroom. Activities emphasized three important themes: We are one race, the human race, living on a small planet, earth; people are more alike than they are different, basic human needs bind people together; and, people of the world, even with different points of view, can live, work together, and learn from each other. These themes were introduced through the study of three countries; Africa, Japan, and Mexico. Conclusions arrived at through the review of the literature and development of the curriculum unit were included as were recommendations for possible improvement and expansion of this project.

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