ERIC Number: ED168936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
A Report from the Mid-America Program 1974-1978.
Social Studies Development Center, Bloomington, IN.
The Mid-America Program for Global Perspectives in Education (MAP) was developed to prepare global curriculum materials, hold conferences for teachers, cooperate with other educational agencies, and help educational programs adjust to realities of a fast-changing world. Initiated in 1974 with a grant from the Lilly Foundation to the Social Studies Development Center (SSDC) at Indiana University, MAP focused on promoting global education in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio. Initial activities included a survey of social studies teachers' needs, preparation of a directory of resource personnel, and planning meetings with key individuals in each of the five states. Special efforts were made to work with the people in charge of social studies programs at the state level. MAP's activities from January 1975 through December 1978 include data collection and dissemination, distribution of a statement of MAP's purpose, improved communications through newsletters, development of teaching units, publication of papers aimed at clarifying goals of global education, attendance at state, regional, and national conferences, and publication of a resource bibliography. An evaluation performed by the Indiana Center for Evaluation in January 1978 found that MAP's activities and leadership were generally well regarded, but there was some concern about MAP's ability to understand local communities' needs. (AV)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Information Centers, Material Development, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Social Studies, Teacher Education
Mid America Program, Indiana University, 513 N. Park, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Social Studies Development Center, Bloomington, IN.