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Mulvaney, Mary Kay, Ed.; Klein, Kim, Ed. – National Collegiate Honors Council, 2013
In our diverse and interconnected world, expanding students' horizons beyond the classrooms and laboratories of home campuses is increasingly important. Even some of the brightest honors students remain na├»ve to the causes and ramifications of current world events and lack the necessary intercultural skills to become effective ethical leaders with…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Study Abroad, International Education, College Instruction
Kafai, Yasmin B., Ed.; Heeter, Carrie, Ed.; Denner, Jill, Ed.; Sun, Jennifer Y., Ed. – MIT Press (BK), 2008
Ten years after the groundbreaking "From Barbie to Mortal Kombat" highlighted the ways gender stereotyping and related social and economic issues permeate digital game play, the number of women and girl gamers has risen considerably. Despite this, gender disparities remain in gaming. Women may be warriors in "World of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Play, Topography
Petry, John R. – 1986
The homogeneity of the Japanese people is a major component in their educational achievements. The success of the educational system is linked to various factors, such as the state of the national health, the excellence of the transportation system, a common language, and other cultural attitudes and values. Parents are considered responsible for…
Descriptors: Asian History, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Design
Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education. – 1995
This unit introduces students to the historical tradition of a non-Western nation seen within the comparative concept of feudalism. This is done partly through a look at Tokugawa Japan and partly through a comparative examination of the concept of feudalism. Although the unit deals mainly with a specific time span in Japanese history, it also…
Descriptors: Architecture, Area Studies, Asian History, Asian Studies
Arapahoe County School District 6, Littleton, CO. – 1970
The unit experiences for the K-12 curriculum guide, including these for grade 4, are outlined in SO 001 139. These units initiate the study of geographic regions of the world. Emphasis in these area studies is placed on the regional topography, geographic factors, and people's economic, social, and cultural adjustment to their environment or…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Area Studies, Concept Teaching, Critical Thinking
Geiger, Rita; And Others – 1983
The document offers practical and motivating techniques for studying Japan. Dedicated to promoting global awareness, separate sections discuss Japan's geography, history, culture, education, government, economics, energy, transportation, and communication. Each section presents a topical overview; suggested classroom activities; and easily…
Descriptors: Asian History, Asian Studies, Climate, Communications