ERIC Number: ED073014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
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The Dimensions of International Education in New York State.
This paper describes the work of the Center for International Programs and Comparative Studies in elementary and secondary education. The Center is charged with the responsibility for strengthening opportunities and resources for the study of "non-Western" culture in the schools, colleges, and universities of New York state, and with promoting opportunities for educational exchange. Objectives of international education instruction are to make cultural diversity appreciated, understood and accepted; to contribute to self understanding; and to broaden aesthetic and humanistic sensibilities. Information is included on the Center's funding, rationale for the programs, and inservice education programs. A variety of inservice programs encourage curriculum development; introduce projects for those who teach subject content which infuse cultural data, insights, music, art, and the humanities; sponsor research programs; include scholar-teacher programs; reinforce efforts with a pilot project in the production of reading and audiovisual materials; and present brief discussions on incorporating the study of "non-Western" cultures into existing curricula, developing suggestive rather than prescriptive curriculum guides for teachers, encouraging local educational agencies to produce curriculum materials which will be responsible to local needs, and helping students develop empathy for other peoples. Appendices are included. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Centers, Cultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Inservice Teacher Education, Intercultural Programs, International Education, International Programs, Non Western Civilization, Program Descriptions, Teacher Education
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Center for International Programs and Comparative Studies.