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ERIC Number: EJ877744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1849
Developing Curriculum Materials on East Asia for Secondary School Students
Menton, Linda K.
Educational Perspectives, v40 n1 p24-30 2007
The Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) is a research unit of the College of Education at the University of Hawai'i. Part of its mission is to develop curriculum materials for students in grades K-12. The social studies section of CRDG has been developing curriculum materials on Asia since the early 1990s. As part of a project entitled Curriculum on Asian and Pacific History, CRDG planned to develop a set of four interrelated but stand-alone books on China, Japan, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific. All of these instructional materials were designed to be used as flexibly as possible: to supplement the truncated information in world history texts; to be used as a primary text in an area studies course; and to use in related student activities such as Model United Nations or World Quest. As a result of its work on the China and Japan books, CRDG decided to follow up by developing a text on East Asia. The first step in developing instructional materials, regardless of their subject or format, is to develop a solid organizational framework. This article discusses the process of developing the organizational framework for a thematically based text focused on China, including Hong Kong and Taiwan; Japan; and South and North Korea. (Contains a Bibliography and 7 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia; Hawaii