ERIC Number: ED257731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar-1
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching about the USA in Secondary Schools in Western Europe. Report. Council of Europe Teachers' Seminar (17th, Donaueschingen, Federal Republic of Germany, October 25-30, 1982).
This seminar was part of the Council of Europe's work on education for international understanding and it was the third in a series of European teachers' seminars on the links between Europe and other regions and cultures. The aims of the seminar were to: (1) identify what is taught about the United States in secondary schools in a representative cross-section of Western European countries; (2) indicate teaching approaches compatible with the diversity of European educational systems; and (3) make recommendations for the contents of a foundation course on the United States for use in Western European secondary schools. Included in this paper are summaries of the speeches of welcome to the conference by American and European educators; an analysis of the reports of the European participants; a summary of the talks and panels dealing with change in the United States, the United States and mass media, and the opinions of American and European teachers; reports of the working groups; and final comments by the director of the seminar. Appendices include a discussion paper on what Americans think an average European should know about the United States, the program of the seminar, and a list of participants. (IS)
Descriptors: American Studies, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, International Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Council of Europe, 6700 Strasbourg Cedex, France.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers - Location: United States