ERIC Number: ED264166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Strengthening High School World Studies Courses. ERIC Digest No. 24.
Remy, Richard C.; Woyach, Robert B.
This ERIC Digest reports on the findings of a 1984 Wingspread Conference on Strengthening High School World Studies Courses. The digest considers key challenges that the course poses for educators, the goals of the conference, long-term efforts that have been initiated, activities recommended by conference participants that would provide practical help to local schools, and current efforts to implement conference recommendations. Challenges facing educational leaders as they attempt to strengthen their world studies courses include the fact that there is no universal approach for teaching "world studies," that there is no mechanism for educational leaders to identify and assess successful practices, and that there is a critical need to help teachers and administrators enhance their capacity to teach world studies. Conference goals are then outlined, followed by four activities recommended as a way of providing practical help to local schools: (1) the development of a handbook outlining and analyzing alternative conceptual approaches to high school world studies courses, (2) the collection and dissemination of syllabi and other appropriate descriptions of world studies courses being taught in high schools across the nation, (3) the development of model resources for developing a global relations course, and (4) the strengthening of preservice and inservice programs by focusing on leadership and teacher preparation. A description of two projects resulting from these recommendations is followed by a list of nine related resources. (LH)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.