ERIC Number: ED200491
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Modernization and Japan: A Two-Week Unit for High School Social Studies. Service Center Papers on Asian Studies, No. 10.
This publication outlines content, objectives, and evaluation procedures for a two week unit of study on modernization in Japan which can be used in high school social studies courses. The teacher must select and adapt the content of the course from six volumes published by the Association for Asian Studies. The volumes, which are not included in this publication, are comprised of 85 articles focusing on six themes: attitudes toward modernization, political development, economic development, social change, cultural change, and dilemmas of growth in prewar Japan. An outline cites the topics to be studied in the course and the corresponding articles which the teacher must read. For example, to acquire information on the topic of perspectives on modernization, the teacher must read the article "Changing Japanese Attitudes Toward Modernization." Although some of the articles in the six volumes may be appropriate for the advanced high school student, most are suitable for teacher use only. A bibliography of student materials is included in the unit. The teacher is expected to choose materials to use in the classroom from this list. No specific teaching strategies are recommended for the unit. Teachers must choose their own teaching strategies by reading sources cited in a bibliography on "Approaches." Tables match course content to specific objectives which are placed in the three domains of cognitive, affective, and social behavior. The unit discusses and contains tests and evaluation procedures. Bibliographies are also included on objectives and evaluation procedures. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Asian Studies, Columbus, OH. Service Center for Teachers of Asian Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Japan