ERIC Number: ED322029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Teaching Nonwestern Studies: A Handbook of Methods and Materials.
Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Center for International Education.
Methods and techniques developed by teachers in the classroom and designed to involve students in a variety of learning activities to enhance their perception and understanding of a global world are the focus of this handbook. The activities described are designed to promote group discussion and to provide the stimulation for a greater variety of learning methods that place emphasis on the relationship between the content of the materials and the teaching process. The handbook is divided into four sections, each of which presents an overview of various approaches to teaching about the non-Western world. Examples of non-Western studies programs are provided, as well as a list of the major resources available for non-Western studies and a review of some of the major curriculum projects available in non-Western studies. Methods suggested for teaching non-Western studies include the use of: (1) content analysis; (2) critical incidents; (3) case studies; (4) situational exercises; (5) role plays; (5) simulations and games; (6) mixed culture groups; (7) cultural assimilators; (8) small group discussions; and (9) field experiences. (NL)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Instructional Development, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Multicultural Education, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods
Center for International Education, Hills House South, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Center for International Education.