ERIC Number: ED227033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Lonzetta, Margaret H.
Three major components of programs offered to public school students and teachers by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia are described. One of the organization's major objectives is to prepare students for responsible roles as citizens and community leaders. The first component features a certified social studies teacher as liaison with the council to coordinate programs such as model United Nations and Senate Foreign Relations Committee, current events seminars, and briefings at agencies in Washington, D.C., and New York. The second component consists of the Education in World Affairs project, comprised of elementary and secondary school students with low scores on nationally standardized tests. The program offers materials, field trips, and resource persons as part of its social studies enrichment curriculum. The third component is the Philadelphia High School for International Affairs, a magnet school co-sponsored by the School District of Philadelphia and the World Affairs Council. The curriculum includes special global studies courses and requires 4 years of a foreign language. Programs for teachers include inservice courses, staff development sessions, workshops, and one-time events bearing on a crucial world issue. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, PA.
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Professional Priorities: Shaping the Future of Global Education (Easton, MD, May, 1982).