Writing and telling of local man's own mythology. The effect is that he is enabled to discern his own reason for being.
An integral part of formulating images for articulation of meaningful human relationships, to enable the individual to come out of isolation and respond to life's situations in a detached, yet comprehensively engaged, manner.
Tactics include: story pedagogy to enable the development of story-telling techniques to all people of all ages, the story being grounded in the life experiences of the people and aided by the use of art-forms; language methodologies to provide cross-cultural vocabularies which include art-form use, whereby youth and adult recruitment groups are enabled to tell their own life story; skills research to include original ways for enabling style translations to simulate learning, with comprehensive curriculum including creative writing enlightened by art-form experimentation; myth creation to deal with the action of either reformulating self-understanding, through such means as school forensics, work or community fable contests, or popular bards with criteria being cultural stories, rhymes, or songs which speak of current local or global happenings; and reflection symbolization dealing with the types of stories or the areas in which stories for modern man should be told, as well as intentional decor portraying the story.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a collaboration between UIA and Mankind 2000, started in 1972. It is the result of an ambitious effort to collect and present information on the problems with which humanity is confronted, as well as the challenges such problems pose to concept formation, values and development strategies. Problems included are those identified in international periodicals but especially in the documents of some 60,000 international non-profit organizations, profiled in the Yearbook of International Organizations.
The Encyclopedia includes problems which such groups choose to perceive and act upon, whether or not their existence is denied by others claiming greater expertise. Indeed such claims and counter-claims figure in many of the problem descriptions in order to reflect the often paralyzing dynamics of international debate. In the light of the interdependence demonstrated among world problems in every sector, emphasis is placed on the need for approaches which are sufficiently complex to encompass the factions, conflicts and rival worldviews that undermine collective initiative towards a promising future.
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