ERIC Number: ED079205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
International Dimensions in the Social Studies. 38th Yearbook.
Becker, James M.; Mehlinger, Howard D.
This thirty-eighth yearbook provides a framework for the teaching of international education and relates recent concepts and ideas in the international studies field which are applicable to the teaching of social studies. A number of educators and social scientists contributed to a series of chapters comprised in four sections of the volume. Each of the major sections deals with a different but related area of international affairs education. Section I suggests ways of organizing materials around the emerging international society and indicates complexities of the contemporary world that students need to be acquainted with in order to live intelligently in a changing world. Offering some reflections about the field of international studies in general and world law and area studies in particular, Part II is designed to assist the teacher in the job of selecting and evaluating new areas of study in international affairs. Four innovative approaches in the social studies that are receiving increasing attention in many elementary and secondary school classrooms--simulation, decision-making, case studies, and comparative studies--are described in Part III. Part IV reports information about a wide variety of materials, resources, and programs available to teachers who seek to improve instruction in international affairs. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Conceptual Schemes, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Needs, International Education, International Law, International Organizations, International Relations, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, World Affairs, Yearbooks
National Council for the Social Studies, 1201 Sixteenth St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036; Paperbound $4.50, Clothbound $5.50
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Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.