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ERIC Number: ED083075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-15
Pages: 6
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The Prospects for Educational Research in International Studies.
Fedder, Edwin H.
Current approaches and programs toward teaching in the international education area tend to be casual and ambiguous. Two existing problems center on: 1) a lack of conceptual agreement and explicitness of meaning of terms by authors and teachers who in turn convey this vagueness to students; and 2) the lack of sustained concern with teaching technologies. How and what is taught in international studies courses needs to be a major concern. The International Studies Association (ISA) can assist faculty and institutions concerned with improving educational quality by designing international studies programs. The first of three suggestions is that the ISA could establish a consultation service offering help to departments wishing to reform and develop curriculum; to establish standards; and to serve as a professional accrediting service. Secondly the ISA could develop a series of in-service programs, regional workshops, and related activities to provide for the retraining of faculty. In addition to consultation services and institutes, the ISA could establish and publish a professional journal principally concerned with questions of international studies education. (SJM)
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