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ERIC Number: ED206178
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Pages: 220
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the National Seminar on the Implementation of International Schools (Urbana, Illinois, November 30-December 2, 1980).
Purves, Alan C., Ed.
The President's Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies recommended federal funding to turn 20 existing regional high schools into Language and International Studies High Schools. A seminar on the implementation of that recommendation addressed issues of school organization, student recruitment and selection (including the thorny issue of making the schools available to students of many backgrounds and different levels of ability), technology, teacher training, and corporate and public support. The question of planning curriculum was broken down into different curriculum areas for discussion: humanities (including languages), mathematics and sciences, social sciences, and physical, vocational, and home economics education. The overall goal of the establishment of the schools would be the fostering of international and intercultural understanding. The promotion of such understanding would involve a highly multidimensional and multifaceted approach with strong emphasis on second language preparation. Background papers by prominent individuals are appended; these cover such topics as implementation of international schools at the state level and international education in the rural United States. (JB)
Curriculum Laboratory, 1210 West Springfield Avenue, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Curriculum Lab.