The Meaning of International Experience for Schools

Hardcover | July 1, 1993

byAngene Hopkins Wilson

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Angene Hopkins Wilson presents case studies which illustrate how internationally experienced persons--including teachers who have travelled and lived abroad, returned Peace Corps volunteer teachers, and immigrant and international students--contribute to the curriculum in their schools. In an affluent suburban elementary school, an impoverished rural middle school, and an inner-city magnet high school program, Wilson examines how school systems, teacher education programs, and communities can cooperate in efforts to provide social education with a global perspective. She discusses problems such as the ambivalence of school culture towards international experience and the tension between cultural loyalty and "world citizenship," offers a model explaining the impact of international experience and makes specific suggestions for using international experience more fully in the schools.

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Angene Hopkins Wilson presents case studies which illustrate how internationally experienced persons--including teachers who have travelled and lived abroad, returned Peace Corps volunteer teachers, and immigrant and international students--contribute to the curriculum in their schools. In an affluent suburban elementary school, an imp...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:184 pages, 9.42 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 1, 1993Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275945081

ISBN - 13:9780275945084

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