ERIC Number: ED225930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Outreach Networks and Linkages: Problems, Potentials, Priorities.
Wojtan, Linda S.
A recognition of problems and priorities of Title VI outreach programs to encourage and facilitate international studies in grades K-12 is important in light of current trends to reduce funding. Title VI programs consist of networks among regional studies coordinators (e.g., African Studies, East Asian Studies) and linkages that disseminate information to educators and encourage utilization of educational research. Networking problems involve the rapid turnover in outreach coordinators and limited contact based on infrequent newsletters and annual meetings in which everyone is pressed for time. A major problem with linkages centers on the task of translating college-level resources for K-12 use; such problems can be circumvented by employing outreach coordinators grounded both in their specific world region and in educational research. Successful translation requires timing; gearing outreach materials to textbooks in use; involving teachers, administrators, and library/media personnel in outreach activities; and focusing efforts at elementary and middle school levels. Priorities include working with other professionals, overlapping and cooperating with other outreach networks, outlining uses of reduced funding, evaluating current outreach activities, examining attempts at institutionalization, and developing programs characteristic of a national resource center while at the same time serving local constituencies. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VI