ERIC Number: ED129704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Cultures of the World: Administrative Manual [And] Study Guide.
Richardson, Charles Howard
This learning package is a three-semester-hour, independent-study course in geography and cultures of the world designed for postsecondary, external degree students. Keyed to the commercially published textbook "Between Two Worlds: A New Introduction to Geography" (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1973), the package consists of an administrator manual, "Goode's World Atlas," and a student study guide. The manual describes the course and outlines the roles and tasks of the tutor/grader. The study guide, which serves as the student's instructor telling him what material should be read, when to read it, and how to evaluate his progress, contains specific course objectives, diagnostic tests and keys, and practical exercises and keys for the five units which comprise the course. Students compare and contrast life within and among developed and developing nations. They contrast life in an isolated village of India with life in Washington, D.C., explore the extent to which the natural environment determines the level of modernity of a place, and examine elements in the underdeveloped nations which must be improved if progress toward modernization is to be made. Students read the objectives of each unit and take a diagnostic pretest. The guide refers them to textbook readings and to practical exercises for items missed. Students check their mastery of objectives with posttests. Final exams are required. Hard copies of the learning package, with or without the textbook, are available from the Institute for Personal and Career Development. Only the administrator manual and the study guide are on microfiche. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Course Objectives, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Diagnostic Tests, External Degree Programs, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Human Geography, Independent Study, Industrialization, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Postsecondary Education, Technological Advancement, Units of Study, World Geography, World Problems
Institute for Personal and Career Development, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48859 (study guide $4.72, write for ordering information on other items)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Michigan Univ., Mount Pleasant. Inst. for Personal and Career Development.