ERIC Number: ED200492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Teaching about Southeast Asia in U. S. Secondary Schools. Service Center Papers on Asian Studies, No. 11.
Pedersen, Paul, Ed.
This publication contains a series of articles intended to stimulate interest in teaching about Southeast Asia in secondary schools. The opening article, "What Are We Teaching About Southeast Asia in U.S. Secondary Schools?" includes a bibliographic essay citing sources of information on materials for teaching about Southeast Asia. Additional materials are discussed in another article "What's New on Southeast Asia?" The author points out that the strongest part of the best curriculum material on Southeast Asia deals with economic development. Another article describes a strategy that teachers can use to develop student cognitive empathy for the way of life in Southeast Asia. A model for culture studies is presented in one article. In the article "Teaching About Southeast Asia to Freshmen in High School" a teacher examines three problems and discusses how she overcame them. The three problems are: developing sufficient background in subject matter; developing a framework within which to present the subject matter; and developing effective teaching methods. One contributing author describes a program in comparative international education conducted at Loyola University of Chicago for six years. A graduate student at Carnegie-Mellon University presents "A Grad Student's Perspective" on Asian studies. Another author discusses a delightful and informative way to begin the study of Southeast Asia: through the study of its folktales. Two project proposals are presented. The first, "Humanistic Study of Southeast Asia" aims to make generally available Southeast Asian philosophy, history, religion, ethics, art, and belles lettres through the translation of writings by Southeast Asians. The second proposes to collect and distribute fugitive materials on Southeast Asia for use in secondary schools and teacher training institutes. The concluding article outlines the "Summer 1974 Institute on Asia for Secondary School Teachers." (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Asian Studies, Columbus, OH. Service Center for Teachers of Asian Studies.
Note: For related documents, see SO 013 256.