Teaching International Affairs with Cases: Cross-National Perspectives

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Overview

This book introduces intellectual and pedagogical issues of teaching international affairs interactively. The contributors, all scholars and teachers, explore their experiences with using cases in different national settings (China, Japan, Australia) and in teaching American and non-American students both about other geographical areas (Europe and Asia) and global issues. The cases written for this volume are non-American centered, enabling students to examine the interdisciplinary material cross-nationally. The contributors show how active learning strategies, specifically active case learning, have been used in different cultures and evaluate their effectiveness in the different settings. The essays illustrate the problems teachers confront in teaching American students about other regions of the world and how cases alleviate some of these difficulties.
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Introduces secondary school teachers and trainers of official policy makers to intellectual and pedagogical problems with an interactive approach to teaching international affairs using case studies. Contributors share their experiences in China, Japan, and Australia and in teaching American and non-American students about other geographical areas and global issues. The cases themselves are non-American centered. The 14 studies were presented at a meeting in Makuhari, Japan, in September 1996. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780813390147
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 9/4/1997
  • Pages: 240
  • Lexile: 1470L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.31 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen A. Mingst is chair and professor of political science at the University of Kentucky. Margaret P. Karns is professor of political science at the University of Dayton.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Active Learning in Different Environments: The Influence of Culture in the Class 1
2 Case Teaching in "Internationalized" Japan 15
3 Case Teaching in China: Breaching the Great Wall 23
4 Case Teaching in "Asian" Australia 31
5 Reviewing European Perspective Cases 45
6 Asian and Pacific Perspective Cases 53
7 Global Perspectives 61
8 Lessons Learned 71
9 New Regionalism or Asian Ambiguity? Japan and the 1995 APEC Action Agenda 81
10 Enter the Dragon: China Decides to Intervene in the Korean War 103
11 Laws of the Land: The Mabo Case and Native Title in Australia 123
12 From Blair House to the Farmhouse: Negotiating Agriculture Trade in the European Union 155
13 Mischief on Mischief Reef: Chinese Adventures in the Spratly Islands 175
14 Power, Debt, and the Environment 181
About the Editors and Contributors 213
Index 215
About the Book 227
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