PRACTICAL DIFFICULTIES FOR EDUCATION FOR INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING IN CANADA
AbstractEducation for international understanding has been defined in various ways. This paper reflects the UNESCO view that it is the attempt to develop a knowledge of the ways of other cultures, often associated with nations, and to develop an appreciation of the validity of loyalty to modes of life associated with them. The word "tolerance," with its implied snobbishness, is not really appropriate. What we really want, is to show our students some of the ways in which society may be ordered, how each such system has its adherents and how it is not the business of any group to impose its standards upon others. Viewed in this way, education for international understanding is not competitive with the view that students should know and observe the norms of their own society.
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