International Family Studies: Developing Cirricula and Teaching Tools

International Family Studies: Developing Cirricula and Teaching Tools

by Taylor and Francis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789029243

ISBN-13: 9780789029249

Pub. Date: 06/28/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Make your marriage and family programs more relevant by making them cross-culturally sensitive International Family Studies offers a collection of innovative ideas and resources for educators who wish to enhance the international content of their human development and family science curriculum. Contributors share their experiences of transforming department

Overview

Make your marriage and family programs more relevant by making them cross-culturally sensitive International Family Studies offers a collection of innovative ideas and resources for educators who wish to enhance the international content of their human development and family science curriculum. Contributors share their experiences of transforming department commitments, modifying existing and/or creating new courses, developing stimulating exercises and projects, capitalizing on existing faculty development programs to enhance educators' own international understanding, partnering with universities overseas, and utilizing existing institutional structures to incorporate international study-abroad opportunities and internships for students. The book presents teaching tools and techniques, specific resources, and theoretical models for use in family studies, human development, and social science programs. International Family Studies promotes cross-cultural competence and global understanding essential ingredients for the success of future family professionals. The book is devoted to fostering knowledge and skills critical for breaking down barriers and expanding cultural knowledge in an effort to better prepare students to work with ethnically and culturally diverse families.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789029249
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editor

Contributors

Preface

PART I: INTERNATIONALIZING THE CURRICULUM

Chapter 1. Internationalizing Family Science Programs: A Spherical Expansion of Inclusive Perspectives (Shi-Ruei Sherry Fang, Teresa McDowell, and Christina Holland)

Educational Institutions and Family Studies Programs

Faculty Engagement and Development

Case Example: Developing Faculty Multicultural Competence

Research

Teaching Practices and Curriculum

Case Example: Discovering International Influences

Student Body

Case Example: Dialogue Group

Conclusion

Chapter 2. Cultural Lessons in Sexuality: Comparison of Parent-Child Communication Styles in Three Cultures (Carol Anderson Darling and Stacy N. Howard)

Costa Rica

Finland

United States

Teaching Methodology

Research Methodology

Results

Discussion

Chapter 3. How Big Is the Penguin?: Designing and Teaching a Course in Comparative Family Policy (Steven K. Wisensale)

The Academic Setting

Objectives and Course Content

Classroom Exercises

The Selection and Use of Learning Materials

Course Projects

Grading and Evaluating Students

Measuring Pedagogical Effectiveness

Suggestions and Guidelines

Chapter 4. Breaking Down Cultural Barriers: An Evaluation of Cultural Competence Training for Family, Youth, and Community Science Educators (Lisa A. Guion and Lamont A. Flowers)

Background

Cultural Competence

Building Cultural Competence

Training Evaluation Methodology

Results

Conclusion

Chapter 5. The Cultural Transformation Model: Promoting Cultural Competence Through International Study Experiences (Sylvia M. Asay, Maha N. Younes, and Tami James Moore)

ResearchStrategy

The Cultural Transformation Model: Phases I-V

Discussion

Conclusion

Chapter 6. Global Ecology Instructional Model: An Application for the Study of Families in an International Context (Mozhdeh B. Bruss, Barbara J. Frazier, and Eileen Buckley)

Background

Purpose

Context

Theoretical Foundations

Learning Objectives

Learning Activities

Critical Elements of the GEI Model

Model Outcomes

Chapter 7. The Fulbright Programs Model for Teaching and Learning About International Families (Maria E. Canabal)

Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright Educational Partnership Program

Discussion and Recommendations

Appendix: Participants' Report

Chapter 8. Teaching Family Sciences in Ecuador (Paul L. Schvaneveldt and Bron Ingoldsby)

Case Example: Casa Grande

Human Ecology

The Curriculum

Discussion

PART II: TEACHING TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES

Chapter 9. Teaching About Ethnic Families Using Student Group Presentations (Sylvia Niehuis)

Purpose, Objectives, and Rationale

Procedure

The Teaching Strategy's Effectiveness

Conclusion

Chapter 10. Affirmation Book Project: Impacting Diversity, Literacy, and Collaboration (Melinda K. Swafford, Rebekah A. Thomas, and Sue Bailey)

Purpose, Objectives, and Rationale

Procedure

Assessing Effectiveness

Conclusion

Chapter 11. Creating an Electronic Portfolio to Integrate Multiculturism in Teaching Family Economics (Anita M. Subramaniam)

Purpose, Objectives, and Rationale

Procedure

Examples

Assessing Student Performance

Chapter 12. Communicating Across Preferences: A Comparative Family Systems Example (Ann Creighton-Zollar)

Purpose, Objectives, and Rationale

Procedures

Class Project Example: The Dogon and Ashanti African Cultures

Assessment Results

Chapter 13. Using Cross-Cultural Travel Courses to Teach About International Families (Raeann R. Hamon and Cherie K. Fernsler)

Purpose, Objectives, and Rationale

Procedures

Case Example: Bahamas Cross-Cultural Trip

Assessment/Evaluation

Conclusion

Appendix: Cross-Cultural Course Checklist

Index

Reference Notes Included

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