ERIC Number: ED182254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
The Global Case Study: An Occasional Paper.
Global Development Studies Inst., Millbrook, NY.
The document examines, defines, and suggests approaches for using the case study method in teaching global development studies. The paper is presented in three parts. Part I defines global development studies as "an academic course of study that encourages students to develop a rational, systematic approach to complex global issues." The objectives are to synthesize what is known about the modern world from a wide variety of academic disciplines and to provide a tool for the development and practice of basic skills. This part also defines and lists the advantages of using the case method. Part II examines three types of case studies: the global country case study, the global issue case study, and the local case study. It also recommends that the case study course be an outgrowth of a development theory course and lists skills developed in the case study course, including reading, writing, listening, discussion, reasoning, problem solving, and analysis and synthesis. Part III discusses the case study, and teaching methods which will encourage skill reinforcement. A briefly annotated bibliography of books, audiovisual materials, simulation games, and global organizations concludes the document. (CK)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Community Development, Criteria, Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Global Approach, Problem Solving, Skill Development, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, World Problems
Global Development Studies Institute, Millbrook School, Millbrook, NY 12545 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Global Development Studies Inst., Millbrook, NY.