ERIC Number: ED338523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Is There a Place for Asia in the K-12 Social Studies Curriculum? A Survey of Requirements and Common Course Sequences in the 50 States, 1987-1990.
Martin, Roberta; Gronewold, Sue
A nationwide survey of state education departments was conducted in order to learn the extent to which study of Asia is included in precollegiate education. It was found that there is a place for Asia in the curriculum. A course in world history, world geography, and/or world cultures is reportedly offered as part of the common course sequence in almost all 50 states, and is required in approximately 1/3 of the states. Responses from state education departments in each of 15 survey categories are included. The 15 categories are: (1) state; (2) contact persons; (3) state mandated requirements; (4) usual courses/sequences; (5) state textbook policy; (6) teacher training networks; (7) language provisions; (8) international high schools; (9) geographic alliance/JCEE (Joint Council on Economic Education); (10) other key organizations/individuals; (11) outreach programs; (12) mood of the state; (13) sister city/sister state relations; (14) other; and (15) notes. General conclusions from the survey are provided, as are a number of other summaries of survey data. (DB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Asian Studies, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Global Approach, National Surveys, Non Western Civilization, Social Studies, State Standards
East Asian Curriculum Project, East Asian Institute, Columbia University, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United States-Japan Foundation.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. East Asian Curriculum Project.