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ERIC Number: EJ857436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1537-5749
Going Global
Schachter, Ron
District Administration, v45 n8 p62-64, 66-67 Sep 2009
Last year, fifth-graders at the Herricks Union Free School District in New Hyde Park, New York, studied the U.S. presidential primaries while following elections in Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Kenya. At South Brunswick High School in Southport, North Carolina, history students discuss battles of the Civil War via live teleconferences with counterparts in Denmark. Meanwhile the Mathis (Texas) Independent School District, a rural district of nearly 1,800 students, just hired a Chinese language teacher for the first time. These recent developments, just samples of the more expansive international programs at the respective schools offering them, belong to a movement in a growing number of districts--spurred by national, state and grassroots initiatives--to include the larger world in American education. This article discusses how districts across the United States are building more internationally oriented curricula and programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Denmark; Kenya; New York; North Carolina; Pakistan; Texas; Zimbabwe