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DeNobile, John; Kleeman, Grant; Zarkos, Anastasia – Geographical Education, 2014
Each year, World Vision and AusAID devote substantial resources to their educational programs. These initiatives include the production and dissemination of Global Education related instructional materials and the provision of professional learning for teachers. Given the substantial funds involved, it is important that we evaluate the…
Descriptors: Global Education, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Values
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Boyd, Dale – Geographical Education, 1990
Presents information from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) 1989 State of the World Environment Report. Provides an overview of global environmental concerns, including overpopulation, air and water pollution, global warming, hazardous waste disposal, and species extinction. Reaffirms the need to dedicate research and development…
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Conservation (Environment), Developed Nations, Developing Nations
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Pradervand, Pierre – Geographical Education, 1987
Defines global education as the means for communicating a vision of the world that works for all. Uses seven aspects of world development to analyze the concept of global education. Stresses the need for consistency between words and deeds and encourages global educators to examine their lifestyles for consistency with their teachings. (LS)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Objectives
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Hall, Robin – Geographical Education, 1987
Analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the 1984 Jackson Committee report, "The Australian Overseas Aid Program." Urges the use of the report in the classroom as a basis for discussing overseas aid policy, demonstrate the problematic nature of North-South relationships, and encourage students to become part of the overseas aid program…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Financial Support, Foreign Countries
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Stutterd, Tony – Geographical Education, 1987
Presents a simulation in which students assume the role of committee members of an aid-giving organization which has limited funds to distribute to a number of requests from Tigray, Ethiopia. Students use background papers and program proposals to make decisions, and are encouraged to identify criteria used for supporting a project. (LS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Financial Support
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Nancarrow, Gabrielle – Geographical Education, 1987
Outlines an activity which explores the quality of rural aid to developing countries. Students use group discussion and various resources to evaluate the advantages and problems brought about by different types of rural development projects. (LS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Financial Support
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Hirsch-Cahannes, Monique; Techlenburg, Ueli – Geographical Education, 1987
Reports a study of the images and ideas Swiss youth have of problems in the world and in Switzerland, as well as attitudes and opinions of the developing nations. Concludes that knowledge about developing countries does not necessarily influence positive student opinions or readiness to take action. Reports students seem to more be motivated by…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Political Attitudes, Social Attitudes
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Robinson, Roger – Geographical Education, 1987
Reports on a study based on the theory of constructive alternativism. Analyzed students' reactions to a photograph of an Indian village to learn what impact the students'"personal geographies" had on the reconstruction of the image. Suggests ways teachers can use these images to enhance students' understanding of world issues. (LS)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Cognitive Style, Concept Formation, Developing Nations
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Trainer, Ted – Geographical Education, 1990
Discusses the overconsumption and overproduction of industrialized nations and the condition of developing nations. Considers the global revolution in institutions, systems, values, and lifestyles necessary to implement sustainable development. Depicts a world of decentralized, self-sufficient communities, and describes education's potential role…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Consciousness Raising, Conservation (Environment), Decentralization
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Robinson, Roger – Geographical Education, 1990
Discusses an investigation of how British secondary school geography teachers' attitudes and values influence their choices of objectives, content, and teaching methods. Focuses on approaches to development issues. Uses cluster analysis to summarize results. Notes the constraining influence of having to prepare students for public examinations.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cluster Analysis, Correlation, Course Content
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Johnston, Ron J.; Taylor, Peter J. – Geographical Education, 1987
Presents a model of the world as an interdependent whole dominated by two conflicts: (1) the North-South economic conflict between developed and underdeveloped nations; and (2) the East-West ideological conflict between two superpowers and their allies. Intended to serve as a theoretical basis for objectives and content selection in geography…
Descriptors: Capitalism, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Developed Nations