ERIC Number: ED081705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Intercultural Understanding Project. Final Report.
Allegheny County Schools, Pittsburgh, PA. Intercultural Understanding Project.
This project was initiated in 46 school districts to provide a secondary level course in world cultures. Data for the control and experimental groups were analyzed in regard to socioeconomic status, ability, and grade levels. The original objectives are given along with implementation plan, evaluation method, data, and data analysis. Among these objectives were: to increase interest and understanding in intercultural affairs; to improve attitudes toward members of other cultures; to develop an interdisciplinary approach and materials for the world cultures course; and to provide contact with people of other cultures. Project outcomes and implications included: development of materials for a senior high cultures course; measurement of attitude change; initiation of a curriculum library; refinement of a curriculum development model; continuation of the use of resource people; and creation of a similar course at the junior high level. The shortcomings, materials developed for the project, and dissemination activities are listed. A discussion of the future of the project is followed by an appendix containing sample lesson plans and evaluation devices. A related document is ED 073 999. (KSM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Human Resources, Instructional Materials, Intercultural Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Education, Lesson Plans, Measurement Techniques, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Statistical Analysis, Student Participation, Summative Evaluation, World Affairs
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Allegheny County Schools, Pittsburgh, PA. Intercultural Understanding Project.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III