ERIC Number: ED148649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Non-Western Studies: A Handbook of Methods and Materials.
Urch, George E., Ed.; And Others
The handbook presents methods and techniques for involving students in a variety of learning activities which will broaden their perceptions of the non-Western world, specifically Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The activities stress group discussion and personal interaction. Section one gives a brief overview of various approaches to teaching about the non-Western world, including emphases on stereotypes, alternative life styles, universality of man, role of culture in an individual's development, and problems of modernization. Section two presents three models for implementing non-Western studies programs based on semester, unit, and lesson approaches. Section three, the largest section, gives samples of 13 different teaching methods. These include content analysis of reading passages, situational exercises, role plays, mixed culture groups, use of outside resources, nonverbal communication activities, and field experiences. Each sample method explains requirements for group size, time required, materials needed, physical setting, process, special instructions, and related resources. Section four identifies innovative, multidisciplinary teaching materials, both audiovisual and textual, as well as resource guides, agencies, and major curriculum projects related to non-Western studies. (AV)
Descriptors: African Culture, Arabs, Area Studies, Asian Studies, Comparative Analysis, Content Area Reading, Cultural Images, Cultural Influences, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Latin American Culture, Learning Activities, Life Style, Middle Eastern Studies, Non Western Civilization, Nonverbal Communication, Role Playing, Simulation, Social Studies, Stereotypes, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
Center for International Education, Hills House South, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 ($3.75 paperbound)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.