ERIC Number: ED343842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Internationalizing the U.S. Classroom: Japan as a Model.
Wojtan, Linda S., Ed.; Spence, Donald, Ed.
This collection of essays presents a rationale for incorporating teaching about Japan in the K-12 curriculum. The volume provides practical examples and guidelines about how to achieve this goal. The essays are organized into three main categories--professional development, curriculum design and enhancement, and exchange. The essays include: "Rationales for Teaching about Japan: Some Reflections" (D. Grossman); "Internationalizing the Social Studies Teacher Education Program: Japan as a Case Study" (P. Weiss); "In-Service Workshops" (R. Martin); "Summer Institutes in the United States" (K. Woods Masalski; L. Wojtan); "Anatomy of a Curriculum Development Project" (G. Mukai); "Creating a Japanese Teaching Resource Center" (Y. Oguzertem; C. Risinger); "Developing Precollegiate Japanese Language Programs" (D. Spence); "Effective Study Tours: Predeparture, On-Site, and Follow-through Activities" (L. Parisi; D. Christian); "Exchange: Bringing People and Ideas Together" (J. Cogan); "Contemporary U.S.-Japan Business Relations: Issues and Networking" (D. Barry; L. Ellington); and "Dwelling in the Experience of Others: Intercultural Collaboration in Action, Japanese Dimensions" (B. Finkelstein). An annotated bibliography of approximately 80 items also is included, as well as lists of organizations numbering 13 educational exchange organizations and 14 members of the National Precollegiate Japan Projects Network. (DB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, International Educational Exchange, International Relations, International Studies, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education (ERIC/ChESS), 2805 East Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.; National Clearinghouse for United States-Japan Studies, Bloomington, IN.; National Precollegiate Japan Projects Network.
Identifiers: Japan; Japanese Studies; United States Study of Education in Japan