ERIC Number: ED046832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
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A Comparative Approach to Teaching World Cultures.
Pettibone, Timothy J.; Petrosko, Joseph M.
An experiment was performed to test the effectiveness of a comparative approach of teaching world cultures to secondary school students. With the comparative approach, cross-cultural comparisons are employed rather than the traditional presentation of one culture at a time. It was hypothesized that students receiving a comparative curriculum would perform better than conventionally taught students on two indices. As expected, comparative students did perform significantly better on a test of course content. However, no effect upon cultural openmindedness of students occurred as a result of a comparative approach. Discussion centered on practical problems of implementing an innovative world cultures curriculum. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces. Bureau of Educational Research.