ERIC Number: ED228104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Middle East: The Image and the Reality.
Ten authors offer a large array of theoretical and practical ideas for developing a viable Middle Eastern K-12 curriculum. A major purpose of the 10 articles is to help teachers in the United States become aware of problems confronting them in teaching about the Middle East. In the first article, the author discusses some problems--for example, the image of the Middle East as presented by the media. The need for greater international awareness for multicultural education is discussed in the second article. The next two articles provide outlines of topics and objectives for units on the Middle East for grades K-9 and 10-12 and cite resource materials to use in the units. Then, in the fifth and sixth articles, the successes and failures often experienced in teaching Middle Eastern studies to secondary students and textbooks and teachers as conveyors of knowledge and agents of socialization are discussed. Articles 7 and 8 present selection criteria and methods of using audiovisual resources and an annotated listing of filmstrips. In the concluding article, the author discusses how to make Middle Eastern studies relevant by actively involving students in techniques such as role play. The appendix contains teaching guidelines for units and lists of recommended materials. (RM)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Guidelines, Mass Media Effects, Media Selection, Middle Eastern History, Middle Eastern Studies, Multicultural Education, Political Socialization, Relevance (Education), Resource Materials, Social Studies, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Graduate School of Education; California Univ., Los Angeles. Gustave E. Von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies.