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We live in a small, interconnected world facing serious problems such as war, world poverty, global inequality and environmental destruction which are perpetuated by attitudes of ignorance, apathy and selfishness Given this state of affairs, foreign language instructors are challenged to rethink the role of education in general, and of language teaching in particular. This paper aims to introduce the field of global education and to suggest how a global education approach to foreign language teaching can enable students to effectively acquire a foreign language while at the same time empowering them with the knowledge, skills and commitment required by world citizens for the solution of global problems. This paper has three parts First, there is a brief review of the state of the planet, highlighting the interconnections we have as citizens Of Our global village and focusing on the seriousness of the global problems we face in the 1990's Secondly, the field of global education is introduced and an examination made of its rationale, aims, content, methodo10gy and scope Finally, the implications of global education for foreign language teaching are discussed with a brief review of how language educators in Japan and abroad are attempting to integrate aspects of global education into their language classes and their teaching institutions.
Publisher
鳥取大学教養部
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
ISSN
0287-4121
NCID
AN0017460X
Journal Title
鳥取大学教養部紀要
Current Journal Title
The journal of the Faculty of General Education
Volume
24
Start Page
211
End Page
234
Published Date
1990-10
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Rights
注があるものを除き、この著作物は日本国著作権法により保護されています。 / This work is protected under Japanese Copyright Law unless otherwise noted.
Citation
鳥取大学教養部紀要. 1990, 24, 211-234.
Department
Faculty of Regional Sciences/Graduate School of Regional Sciences
Language
English