ERIC Number: ED446019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Help, Handout, or Hindrance: U.S. Support for the Developing World. Public Policy Debate in the Classroom. Choices for the 21st Century Education Project. [Student Guidebook and] Teacher's Resource Book.
Fullerton, Fred, Ed.
These texts are part of a continuing series on current and historical international issues, placing special emphasis on the importance of educating students in their participatory role as citizens. They evaluate the U.S. relationship with poor countries, particularly the effectiveness of foreign aid, trade benefits, and other economic levers; and question the prospects for exporting the U.S. values of democracy, free enterprise, and human rights. The core of the unit is a framework of three distinct options for U.S. policy toward developing countries. By exploring a wide-ranging spectrum of alternatives, the texts hope students will gain a deeper understanding of the values underlying specific policy recommendations. The background reading is intended to prepare students to thoughtfully consider the complexities of U.S. relations toward the developing world. Part 1 presents an overview of the goals, assumptions, and programs that set the tone of U.S. foreign aid during the Cold War. Part 2 summarizes the critical issues of U.S. development policy. Part 3 examines the country's connections to sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. The teacher's resource book includes a five-day lesson plan. (BB)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Government Role, International Relations, Primary Sources, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History
Choices for the 21st Century Education Project, Watson Institute for International Studies, Box 1948, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912; Web site: http://www.choices.edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Inst. for International Studies.