ERIC Number: ED084192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
China in the Schools: Directions and Priorities. Wingspread Conference.
de Keijzer, Arne J.
Results of a conference of educational leaders who were interested in teaching about China in secondary education are presented in this report. Points noted in the opening statement are the importance of cross-cultural understanding and the organization of China study in secondary education. The contents of a working paper, designed as a basis for discussion, review the history of China study and how to assist the teacher with substance, materials, and teaching methods. The topics of the conference are summarized under thematic headings. One theme, the need to develop priorities for China study, focuses on how to integrate China studies into existing programs. A teaching demonstration and a panel with high school students emphasize the theme of meeting teachers' and students' needs. Other themes are multimedia materials, multi-organizational cooperation, and financial support. Suggested recommendations are the development of demonstration program packages, collaboration with other organizations, and the urging of inservice and preservice training involving China study as part of teacher education curricula. Rapporteur's conclusions on the strengths and weaknesses of the conference are followed by a list of the participants. (KSM)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Conference Reports, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Financial Support, Institutional Cooperation, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Non Western Civilization, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Johnson Foundation, Racine, Wisconsin 53401 (Free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Committee on United States-China Relations, New York, NY.; New York Friends Group, Inc., New York. Center for War/Peace Studies.
Authoring Institution: Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.
Identifiers - Location: China