ERIC Number: ED360245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Resources for Teaching about Japan.
Wojtan, Linda S.
This book lists resources for materials and ideas for teaching about Japan. The resource listings are not intended to be encyclopedic and are not intended to be a comprehensive listing of every useful curriculum item. The attempt has been made to highlight especially those organizations that work with kindergarten through grade 12 teachers, understand their needs, respect their challenges, and design meaningful materials. Programs, materials, and groups are organized in 16 sections. The first section describes the National Precollegiate Japan Projects Network. Thirteen programs across the United States are included with address, telephone, and contact information. The section on outreach programs includes 31 entries connected with museums, educational organizations, and federally funded programs. The third section lists 19 related organizations that do not focus on Japan specifically but provide services and materials helpful to those teaching about Japanese culture. The section for audio-visual materials lists three sources to contact for comprehensive listings of these materials. The next four sections give addresses of the Japanese embassy, consulates general, and Japan information centers, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) offices, Japan National Tourist Organization (JNTO) offices, and Japanese chambers of commerce in the United States. Other sections list additional exchange programs not included in previous sections; Japan-America Societies; sister cities; resources for Japanese language instruction; publishers, distributors, and newsletters; and funding foundations. Information on the National Clearinghouse for Untied States-Japan Studies and the ERIC database is given. The section on ERIC resources includes instructions for obtaining listed materials, and a sampling of 32 items. (DK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Intercultural Programs, International Educational Exchange, International Relations, Japanese, Japanese Culture, Social Studies
Publications Manager, Social Studies Development Center, 2805 East Tenth Street, Suite 120, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: United States-Japan Foundation.; Japan Foundation, New York, NY.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.; National Clearinghouse for United States-Japan Studies, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers - Location: Japan