ERIC Number: ED097260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Inventories of Facts, Theories and Assumptions of Students in International Relations Classes.
This article contains three diagnostic tests which can be used in international relations classes at the secondary or collegiate level. They provide the teacher with an inventory of the international knowledge of students so that he can more effectively build on this knowledge and assist specific students in acquiring necessary background. The first text, a questionnaire in which students give their reactions to 24 ways to peace, has been administered to young people in ten countries in Europe and Asia. The results of their scores are included in the article. Students can compare their responses with the scores for these ten countries. The international organization fact test has questions about characteristics of the entire population of international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations, with particular attention given to the United Nations system. The geographical awareness inventory asks students to provide the names of all countries of the world on maps of each continent that have country boundaries but do not indicate country names. Two articles are included in the occasional paper available in a bound volume from the Consortium; the article that precedes the one presented here is entitled "A Strategy for Improving International Studies Education at the Pre-Collegiate Level" by Judith Gillespie. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Education, International Organizations, International Relations, Peace, Secondary Education, World Affairs
Consortium for International Studies Education, Center for International Studies, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri 63121 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., St. Louis. Center for International Studies.