ERIC Number: ED311000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Consortium for Teaching Asia and the Pacific in the Schools (CTAPS). East-West Center Project Overview.
East-West Center, Honolulu, HI.
For the United States perhaps the most pressing issue today is the need to increase the national capacity to understand and interact with the peoples and economies of Asia and the Pacific. The East-West Center (Honolulu, Hawaii) has undertaken a project in this direction, the Consortuim for Teaching Asia and the Pacific in the Schools (CTAPS). This project will develop an educational model, which will integrate more Asian-Pacific curriculum topics into the regular K-12 school program in order to prepare Hawaii's students to be competent citizens in a more complex and globally interdependent society. The underlying principles of the CTAPS program are: (1) focus on Asia/Pacific content; (2) collaboration among resource organizations; (3) focus on teachers; (4) a strategy of leadership team-building; (5) teachers as trainers of other teachers; and (6) access to resources statewide. One of the key elements of CTAPS design will include leadership training for the team through summer institutes, workshops, and curriculum study tours abroad. The other key element is the development of a central curriculum resource library and school-site resource libraries (maintained by the school CTAPS leadership team). The overall goal of the consortium is to provide leadership teams in schools with the capacity to: (1) provide a rationale for including Asia and the Pacific within existing curriculum guidelines; (2) provide leadership in the dissemination of teaching resources; and (3) plan and design a variety of staff development activities at different levels for their colleagues. (PPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: East-West Center, Honolulu, HI.
Identifiers - Location: Asia; Hawaii