ERIC Number: ED076454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Cultural Diplomacy and its Presentation in International Affairs Textbooks, 1945-1971. A Study of the Treatment Accorded International Education and Cultural Relations in 171 Textbooks on International Relations, Foreign Policy, and International Organization.
Flack, Michael J.; And Others
International education and cultural relations (IEC) are surveyed in the content of books from three areas of political science--international relations, foreign policy, and international organizations. One hundred seventy one texts published in the U.S. from 1945-mid 1971 are statistically analyzed in terms of amount of consideration of IEC; classification of IEC among the many aspects of political affairs; the functions, purposes and effects of IEC: the organizational base of IEC programs; and types of exchange programs mentioned in each text. Qualitative analysis of the statistical findings cautions that the results are limited to those specific books chosen and that such analysis distorts the books as wholes. (A list of titles is appended.) A few examples from specific titles illustrate four ways of viewing IEC: 1) within the machinery of a nation:state or other organization; 2) as an instrument of foreign policy; 3) as a contributor to the world community and, 4) as a process of functional transactions. Final interpretation of textbook treatment considers the growth of IEC activities, the demands of textbook publishing and varying political and academic climates. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.