Creating a comprehensive criteria rationale through which curriculum can be planned, easily evaluated and kept current.
An integral part of grounding decisions historically to give a temporal and world-wide framework for the individual's decisional relationships to life.
Tactics include: present needs to determine the existing educational patterns and the present need of the community to keep curriculum relevant; historical data to reveal the past educational patterns of the community to illuminate the present evaluational models; experiment evaluation to allow the evaluation to comprehensively determine which experiments would be helpful to a particular community; future trends to discern any shifts in the community which will demand curriculum changes; and criteria priorities to define aspects of the particular historical situation of the community which, at any given time, must be considered in prioritizing. An example is an existing criteria document through which curriculum is evaluated yearly before being re-used.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
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