ERIC Number: ED055949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Directory of Asian Studies in Secondary Education.
Suleski, Ronald, Ed.
This listing of schools that offer curriculum units dealing with Asia was compiled for the purpose of advancing the teaching of Asian Studies in schools throughout the United States, particularly at the secondary level. A total of 691 entries are included, the majority of which are from public or private junior or senior high schools within the United States. Each entry includes the name and address of the school, usually the name(s) of teachers who present the units on Asia, plus some information about the number of weeks spent studying Asia, the grade level at which the courses are presented, and the areas of Asia covered. In many cases, teachers' brief comments about programs in their school, and future course plans have been added. An article by Seymour Fersh, Asian Studies, from Neglect to Realization, sets the spirit in which this directory should be received--that the challenge of teaching American students about Asia is not merely to collect the facts of Asian history, but to create in the students an empathy for their fellow human beings in Asia, and an appreciation of how Asian peoples view the world. In the compilation of this directory, brief questionnaires were sent to approximately 3000 schools in the United States. Because of limits on time and resources, it was not possible to compile a complete listing of all schools where Asia is part of the curriculum. (Author/JLB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Asian History, Asian Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Directories, Human Resources, Non Western Civilization, School Surveys, Secondary Education
National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, 777 United Nations Plaza 9B, New York, New York 10017 ($1.95)
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Authoring Institution: National Committee on United States-China Relations, New York, NY.