ERIC Number: ED033070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Institute in International Affairs (Colorado Springs, June 16-July 25, 1969). Director's Report.
Sondermann, Fred A.
A 6-week summer institute on "Comparative Systems in a World Setting" succeeded (1) in helping 41 high school social studies teachers from 21 states to gain a deeper understanding of contemporary international relations, of the problems and potentialities which reside in the coexistence of over 130 different nations with varying histories, customs, value patterns, and political, social, and economic institutions and processes; and (2) in impressing on them the importance of sound, solid teaching of international affairs, of infiltrating international material into their courses, and of their being agents of change in their own schools and systems. A major program strength was the establishment of a professional rapport between college and high school faculty members all of whom were engaged in a common learning situation centering on the transmission of materials, ideas, concepts, and methods which will be applicable in the classroom at both levels. Much of the success was attributed to informal programs and the absence of pressures and compulsions (e.g., tests on assignments, grades) which normally characterize educational processes. Techniques included use of simulation, slide-tape presentations, and the establishment and use of a resource center. (Included is discussion of planning and participant selection, a summary of results from participant evaluation forms, and the detailed schedule of presentations and discussions.) (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Coll., Colorado Springs.