ERIC Number: ED367594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Global Perspectives in the Foundations of Education Curriculum: Japan as a Case Study.
Nel, Johanna; Seckinger, Donald S.
This paper presents a culturally adapted curricular/pedagogical model of a traditional foundations of education course. It was developed as a result of a college of education's commitment to internationalize its curriculum and to broaden global and cross-cultural experiences for preservice teachers, in order to enhance the knowledge, skills, and commitment of new teachers to effectively teach about other cultures and international educational issues. The model uses Japan as a case study to incorporate cross-cultural/global content and methodology. The course covers antecedents and development of American and Japanese education; schools of philosophy and educational theories in the United States and Japan; philosophical implications for educational practice; and the role of religion, financing, instructional technology, and teaching as a profession. Student journals and portfolios indicated that most students achieved a satisfactory degree of knowledge, skills, and commitment to teach about other cultures and about international educational issues. (Contains 25 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Case Studies, Comparative Education, Course Descriptions, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Education Courses, Elementary Secondary Education, Foundations of Education, Global Approach, Higher Education, Knowledge Level, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Teaching Models
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Japan; Preservice Teachers
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (Jackson, WY, September 30-October 3, 1993).