ERIC Number: ED542694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1941
Reference Count: 0
Inter-American Friendship through the Schools. Bulletin, 1941, No. 10
Carley, Verna A.
US Office of Education, Federal Security Agency
The word "Pan-Americanism" is increasingly resounding throughout the schools of this country. What does it mean to the millions of boys and girls in these schools of the United States? How can it be made to hold a still deeper meaning and significance? The U.S. Office of Education, in line with its basic purpose to "show the condition and progress of education in the several States and Territories and of diffusing such information respecting the organization and management of school and school systems and methods of teaching as shall aid the people of the United States in the establishing and maintenance of efficient school systems," is presenting this report with a view to giving some answers to the above questions. The report is based upon a research study conducted by the Office of Education for the specific purpose of ascertaining the extent of inter-American studies that are already a part of the school curriculum. Replies of school administrators to the questionnaire form the basic information from which material in this bulletin was developed. As the author points out, however, "the central purpose of the investigation was to discover the curriculum-learning opportunities and patterns of teaching relative to the development of inter-American understanding that are to be found in the elementary and secondary schools of the United States." It is hoped that the discovery and presentation of some of these opportunities and patterns of teaching will assist in furthering the constructive understanding of inter-American relations. It is also hoped that wider opportunities and a greater number of patterns may develop throughout the schools in the months ahead. This bulletin is divided into six chapters, as follows: (1) Studying of the language of the other Americas; (2) Studying the culture of our Southern neighbors through English; (3) Types of student activities employed in developing inter-American friendship; (4) Teacher-education for inter-American friendship; (5) Community education for inter-American friendship; and (6) Inter-American friendship can be developed only as a people's movement. A list of selected bibliographies on American republics is included. (Contains 5 tables and 21 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Community Education, American Studies, Friendship, Educational Objectives, Cultural Pluralism, Teacher Education, Community Programs, Portuguese, Spanish, Second Language Instruction, High School Students, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Enrollment Trends, Course Selection (Students), Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Clubs, Films, Radio, Audio Equipment, Newspapers, Periodicals, Exhibits, Field Trips
US Office of Education, Federal Security Agency.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Federal Security Agency, US Office of Education (ED)